Sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc. with the goal of advancing data virtualization and its practical enterprise-scale adoption, the Data Virtualization Leadership Series™ provides a forum for groundbreaking white papers, articles and seminars by leading IT industry analysts, advanced data virtualization users and other relevant thought leaders.

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Thought Leadership White Papers


Books

Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility

Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility

This book, the first ever on data virtualization, fills this information void with ten in-depth cases studies from data virtualization adopters across a range of industries.
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Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems

Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems

In this book, expert author Rick van der Lans explains how data virtualization servers work, what techniques to use to optimize access to various data sources and how these products can be applied in different projects.
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An Implementor's Guide to Service Oriented Architecture - Getting It Right

An Implementor's Guide to Service Oriented Architecture - Getting It Right

The title of this book includes the word ’implementors’. That single word describes the focus of our work here. This book is a treatment of the practical issues an implementor would face when implementing a SOA.
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Webcasts & Events

Webcast: Going Rogue: Disruptive Solutions for Tomorrow’s Integration Challenges

Friday, July 26, 2013, 11:00AM ET / 8:00AM PT

Presentation:

Analysts: Jill Dyche, Claudia Imhoff, William McKnight, Shawn Rogers, Colin White

In this unique roundtable Web seminar event, five thought leaders will discuss tactics to maneuver the integration challenges that slow projects and plague organizations.

Webcast: Where the Warehouse Ends – A New Age of Information Access

On-Demand

Presentation:

Host: Eric Kavanagh, CEO, The Bloor Group
Analyst: Barry Devlin, Founder & Principal 9Sight Consulting
DV Expert: David Besemer, CTO, Composite Software

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Barry Devlin explain why the traditional model for data warehousing is being outmoded by a range of more flexible methods for accessing and analyzing information assets. He’ll be briefed by David Besemer of Composite Software who will discuss how his company’s data virtualization platform can be used to provide access to all manner of information sources, including data warehouses, Big Data silos, as well as partner and public data sources on demand.

Webcast: Empowering the Business with Agile Analytics

On-Demand

Presentation:

Host: Eric Kavanagh, CEO, The Bloor Group
Analyst: Colin White, Founder & President, BI Research
DV Expert: Robert Eve, VP Marketing, Composite Software

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Colin White of BI Research as he explains why analytical sandboxes and data hubs can be an analyst’s best friend. He’ll be briefed by Bob Eve of Composite Software who will discuss his company’s mature data virtualization platform, which includes a number of capabilities that help organizations leverage agile analytics. He will discuss why time-to-insight is fast becoming the battle cry of analysis-driven organizations. 

Webcast: A Better Way to Fuel Analytical Needs

On-Demand

Presentation:

Rick Sherman, Managing Partner, Athena IT Solutions
David Besemer, CTO, Composite Software

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran analyst and practitioner Rick Sherman of Athena IT Solutions, who will explain how advances in data virtualization have opened up new ways of designing, building and maintaining analytic sandboxes. Sherman will be briefed by David Besemer, CTO of Composite Software, who will show how his company’s virtualization platform can be used to enable these critical analytic needs. Besemer will also provide real-world examples of success stories, as well as his take on what the future holds.

Webcast: Achieve BI Agility Using Data Virtualisation

On Demand

Presentation:

Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy
Ian Pestell, EMEA CTO, Composite Software

Join industry experts Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy and Ian Pestell, EMEA CTO, Composite Software as they discuss the effective use of Data Virtualisation to achieve Business Intelligence agility. In this webcast, we will explore:

  • How can BI become more agile?
  • Will agility come from new BI tools?
  • Or will the best approach come from new approaches to data integration?

Webcast: The Role of Data Virtualization in a World of Big Data

On-Demand

Presentation:

Mark Madsen, CEO, Third Nature, Inc.
David Besemer, CTO, Composite Software

Big Data and Analytics are the rage. Moving beyond early experiments, many organizations now have multiple deployments across a range of analytic tools and big data stores.

But what lies ahead?

Join well known Analytics and Big Data expert Mark Madsen and Data Virtualization expert David Besemer to learn how adding data virtualization to your big data strategy can increase your big data success.

Webcast: When Worlds Collide: Intelligence, Analytics & Operations

On-Demand

Presentation:

Shawn Rogers, Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates
Bob Eve, EVP Marketing, Composite Software

Everyone wants more data these days, though often for different reasons. Knowledge asset workers know well the value of having that extra piece of information. The big question remains—how can all these needs be supported without taxing IT and without breaking the bank?  Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Shawn Rogers of Enterprise Management Associates, as he explains what is needed to take advantage from today’s hybrid data ecosystem.

Webcast: It's Logical: The Next Generation of Data Warehousing

On Demand

Presentation:

Colin White, President & Founder, BI Research
Robert Eve, Executive Vice President, Composite Software

Big Data, Appliances, Data Virtualization, NoSQL, and the Cloud are challenging traditional enterprise data warehousing approaches.

Innovative organizations are leading the evolution to data warehousing’s next generation as they seek agility in this time of massive information architecture change.

Web seminar attendees will benefit from insights into:

  • How data warehousing is evolving
  • Real-world examples of next generation deployments
  • Tangible next steps and benefits

Webcast: Stay Flexible - Five Ways to Harness Information Assets

On-Demand

Presentation:

Rick van der Lans, Independent Analyst

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear independent Analyst Rick van der Lans, who will explain how data virtualization can solve many data management problems before they occur.

Webcast: Cut to the Quick: A Faster Path to Agile BI

On-Demand

Presentation:

Steve Dine, Datasource Consulting, LLC

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear industry Analyst Steve Dine offer insights on the evolution of data virtualization, and how it can be used to manage information assets.

Webcast: Information-Oriented Architecture: Roundtable Discussion

On Demand

Presentation:

Robin Bloor, President, Bloor Research
Philip Russom, Research Director, TDWI
Robert Eve, EVP Marketing, Composite Software

An Information-Oriented Architecture (IOA) can provide significant business benefits. This webcast explores how an IOA can:

  • Improve access to business-critical information
  • Increase agility to meet new information requirements
  • Leverage data virtualization is a key enabler

Webcast: Creating and Using an Enterprise Data Layer

On Demand

Presentation:

Robin Bloor and Composite Software

The Briefing Room discussion is on the design, use and maintenance of an Enterprise Data Layer. Bloor will offer his insights on key components and why an Information-Oriented Architecture (IOA) will soon become a must-have for data-intensive organizations. He’ll then be briefed by Composite Software CTO David Besemer, who will tout his company’s Data Virtualization solution, which incorporates design principles such as decoupling, reuse and agility, combined with key information governance principles such as abstraction, shared semantic models and data standards.

Webcast: Data Quality’s New Best Practice – Data Virtualization

Presentation:

On-Demand: Full Featured Flash Relay
On-Demand: MP4
David Loshin, Leading data quality and data virtualization industry expert.
Robert Eve, EVP of Marketing at Composite

Hear about real world case studies that clearly demonstrate the advantages to and best practices for using data virtualization to support and enhance your data quality initiatives.In this webcast, you will learn how data virtualization can:

  • Accelerate your data quality initiatives
  • Power up your approach to data quality
  • Address some of the common challenges of data quality
  • Put you on the fast track to achieving your data quality objectives

Webcast: Caution: Bumps Ahead - Common Data Virtualization Mistakes to Bypass

Presentation:

On-Demand: Full Featured Flash Relay
On-Demand: MP4

Claudia Imhoff, PhD, President and Founder, Intelligent Solutions, Inc.
Colin White, Founder, BI Research
Robert Eve, VP Marketing, Composite Software

Attend this event and hear our panel of IT and BI experts as they help you avoid the common mistakes organizations make when undertaking data virtualization projects. Based on actual deployments, this live webcast will:

  • Provide you with an expert perspective on ensuring successful data virtualization projects
  • Discuss real world case studies involving common mistakes and the best practices that evolved
  • Develop a data virtualization implementation plan that avoids bumps in the road

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Webcast: Data Virtualization Day 2010
Welcome Note

On-Demand

Presentation:

Jim Green, Chairman & CEO, Composite Software

Jim opens the Composite Software Data Virtualization Day 2010 (held in New York on October 6) with a Welcome to attendees and reviews a brief history of the data virtualization space.

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Webcast: Customer Presentation - Accelerating Time to Solution and Project Risk Reduction with Data Virtualization

On-Demand

Presentation:

Michael Linhares, PHD and Research Fellow at Pfizer, Inc.

Michael will discuss how Pfizer leverage data virtualization technology to speed projects along while reducing the risk of failure. Data and information is not only important for running a business, but also for running a project in an efficient manner.  Mike will share his experiences and lessons from his own projects

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Webcast: Customer Presentation - Evaluating Data Virtualization Solutions and Demonstrating ROI

On-Demand

Presentation:

Emile Werr, VP Global Data Services at New York Stock Exchange

Emile will present an executive-level view on evaluating data integration and data virtualization solutions and their impact on strategy.  He will discuss what to look for and traps to avoid in assessing this technology. Emile will also describe the value proposition for data virtualization and provide guidance to attendees on this key aspect.

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Webcast: Customer Presentation - Data Virtualization on Steriods - Making Big Data Analytics Life-Cycle Affordable & Shorter

On-Demand

Presentation:

Prashant Sarode, VP at Wells Fargo Wholesale Bank and Head Of Solutions Design & Development/ Wholesale Managed Services

Prashant will discuss their experiences to-date in deploying multiple data virtualization projects at Wells Fargo (Wachovia). Wells Fargo has been a Composite customer for a number of years and expanded data virtualization across many initiatives across numerous functional areas. He will also share the impact of data virtualization technology and methods on execution of managed services strategy.

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Webcast: Scaling Data Virtualization Enterprise Wide and Reaching its Full Potential

On-Demand

Presentation:

David Besemer, CTO at Composite Software

As the use of data virtualization becomes more ubiquitous and sophisticated, David describes advanced patterns for getting the most out of a data virtualization infrastructure. This includes scaling across a global organization, providing real-time data integration, data abstraction, and data sharing. He also describes data virtualization’s strong role in the emerging era of cloud computing, as companies expand beyond their walls to gain IT efficiencies and business benefits.

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Webcast: Think Outside the Box: Extend BI with Data Virtualization

On-Demand

Presentation:

Claudia Imhoff, PhD, President and Founder, Intelligent Solutions, Inc.
Colin White, Founder, BI Research
Robert Eve, VP Marketing, Composite Software

There’s a new approach to extending the scope and reach of business intelligence within your organization. Whether you need to compliment an existing data warehouse with current operational data or combine data from multiple warehouses, you face challenges that require you to think “outside the box” of traditional ETL and CDC methodologies.

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Webcast: Agile BI Made Easy. Two Proven Paths To Success

On-Demand

Presentation:

Boris Evelson, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Robert Eve, EVP Marketing, Composite Software
Mark Budzinski, VP and General Manager, WhereScape

Interest in BI continues to skyrocket yet achieving Agile BI is still a challenge. Implementing Agile BI has been simplified through the methodologies of metadata BI-based applications and data virtualization. Learn how these two ground breaking approaches to Agile BI can help you increase the use of BI in your organization. Join our panel of IT and BI experts led by renown Forrester Research Vice President and Principal Analyst, Boris Evelson, for a live, information packed and insightful webcast.

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Webcast: Forrester Research - Information Architecture - The Key Trends You Should Know

Presentation:

On-Demand: Full Featured Flash Relay
On-Demand: MP4
Gene Leganza, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Robert Eve, VP Marketing, Composite Software

Information Architecture opportunities and landscape are evolving rapidly. Listen to top Forrester Research analysts Gene Leganza and Noel Yuhanna discuss key information architecture trends you should know.

Composite Launches the Data Virtualization Leadership Series™

August 2010

Baseline Consulting Founder and BeyeNetwork expert Jill Dyche discusses the Composite’s Data Virtualization Leadership Series with Composite EVP Robert Eve.