"Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility," 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. 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 Composite Software Inc., 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.
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