Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility
This is a Book of Data Virtualization Case Studies (more than 200 pages).
Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility, the first book ever written on the topic of data virtualization, introduces the technology that enables data virtualization and presents ten real-world case studies that demonstrate the significant value and tangible business agility benefits that can be achieved through the implementation of data virtualization solutions.
This first chapter describes the book and introduces the relationship between data virtualization and business agility. The second chapter is a more thorough exploration of data virtualization technology. Topics include what is data virtualization, why use it, how it works and how enterprises typically adopt it. The third chapter addresses the many ways that data virtualization improves business agility, with particular focus on the three elements of business agility business decision agility, time-to-solution agility and resource agility.
The core of the book is a rich set of in-depth data virtualization case studies that describe how ten enterprises across a wide range of industries and domains have successfully adopted data virtualization to increase their business agility. The ten enterprises profiled are customers of TIBCO Software, a data virtualization software vendor.
These case studies are preceded by a summary chapter entitled Data Virtualization: The User Perspective that synthesizes the business agility benefits achieved through data virtualization and provides a compendium of best practices for implementing data virtualization solutions. The summary is followed by the ten detailed case studies from Comcast, Compassion International, a Fortune 50 Computer Manufacturer, a Fortune 50 Financial Services Firm, a Global 50 Energy Company, a Global 100 Financial Services Firm, Northern Trust, NYSE Euronext, Pfizer and Qualcomm.