Seven Data Virtualization Keys
Consider applying seven secrets practiced by your enterprise counterparts to make your own advanced data virtualization projects and architectures successful.
"By adding data virtualization into your architecture tool kit, we believe that you can substantially drive down integration costs and speed up project delivery," the report states. "As an example, clients have used this technology to transform source data into forms that more easily plug into existing applications environments, eliminating the need to recode and retest."
The problem, at least as Forrester sees it, is that adoption is painfully low right now, with less than 20 percent of IT departments in North America and Europe using data virtualization. So how do you get going on data virtualization? Robert Eve, the EVP of marketing at virtualization company Composite Software, offers an interesting suggestion for how to accelerate adoption: Introduce data virtualization through your Integration Competency Center, or ICC.
Eve argues that the ICC can be a conduit for speeding up deployment of data virtualization within your organization. He lists three ways an ICC can help with data virtualization:
He also outlines why you'll reap on-going savings by adding data virtualization to your IT toolset.
"Start small by limiting the scope of functions, projects, or some other way that supports a successful growth strategy," Eve advises. "Communicate your successes as well. This will help the data virtualization ICC team gain momentum and accelerate success."