- January 31, 2012
There’s no lack of choices to consider if you’re looking at a possible data virtualization deployment -- both in terms of the vendors offering tools and the potential uses for the technology.
- January 26, 2012
Informatica and IBM are the top dogs in the data virtualization software market, thanks to a strong combination of “enterprise-class” features, according to Forrester Research Inc.
- January 24, 2012
Data virtualization software has moved beyond emerging-technology growing pains, say IT pros and analysts. Now the issue is finding uses that it fits.
- January 13, 2012
Some of last year's biggest information management mess-ups could have been avoided through closer adherence to best practices, according to experts.
- January 10, 2012
Oracle and IBM are the sole product MDM “leaders,” says Gartner, which also sees some vendors starting to focus on social media data and “big data.”
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- January 04, 2012
In a Q&A, database pioneer and VoltDB CTO Michael Stonebraker says that one size no longer fits all when it comes to buying database software.
- December 29, 2011
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- December 28, 2011
An enterprise data architect with medical device maker SonoSite offers up details on the newest release of DataFlux’s flagship data management software platform.
- December 22, 2011
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- December 19, 2011
Acquisitions and product additions by the top vendors are making customer master data management software choices harder for users, Gartner says.
- December 15, 2011
LinkShare’s BI director says the need for scalability was a key factor in moving the affiliate marketing company’s data warehouse to Oracle Exadata.
- December 08, 2011
IT officials at Web intelligence firm comScore Inc. explain why they switched to a new Hadoop distribution for managing its vast pool of online data.
- December 06, 2011
A growing number of companies plan to implement data governance programs within the next year, according to our recent reader survey. Get tips on making the case for your own governance project.
- November 30, 2011
The director of information governance for IBM’s software group, Sunil Soares, explains how to make the business case for data governance despite ongoing economic concerns.
- November 16, 2011
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