Data Virtualization For Business Intelligence Systems: Revolutionizing Data Integration For Data…

Paperback | July 25, 2012

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Data virtualization can help you accomplish your goals with more flexibility and agility. Learn what it is and how and why it should be used with 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. You ll learn the difference is between this new form of data integration and older forms, such as ETL and replication, and gain a clear understanding of how data virtualization really works. Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems outlines the advantages and disadvantages of data virtualization and illustrates how data virtualization should be applied in data warehouse environments. You ll come away with a comprehensive understanding of how data virtualization will make data warehouse environments more flexible and how it make developing operational BI applications easier. Van der Lans also describes the relationship between data virtualization and related topics, such as master data management, governance, and information management, so you come away with a big-picture understanding as well as all the practical know-how you need to virtualize your data. First independent book on data virtualization that explains in a product-independent way how data virtualization technology works. Illustrates concepts using examples developed with commercially available products. Shows you how to solve common data integration challenges such as data quality, system interference, and overall performance by following practical guidelines on using data virtualization. Apply data virtualization right away with three chapters full of practical implementation guidance. Understand the big picture of data virtualization and its relationship with data governance and information management.

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Data virtualization can help you accomplish your goals with more flexibility and agility. Learn what it is and how and why it should be used with 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 t...

Rick F. van der Lans is an independent consultant, author, and lecturer specializing in business intelligence, data warehousing, and database technology. He is the managing director of R20/Consultancy which is based in The Netherlands. Rick has advised many large companies worldwide on defining their data warehouse architectures. He is...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 25, 2012Publisher:Morgan KaufmannLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Data Virtualization
2 Under the Hood of a Data Virtualization Server
3 Caching of Virtual Tables
4 Query Optimization Techniques
5 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
6 A Business Intelligence Architecture based on Data Virtualization
7 Design Guidelines for Data Virtualization
8 Data Virtualization and SOA
9 Data Virtualization and Master Data Management
10 Data Virtualization, Information Management, and Data Governance
11 The Data Delivery Platform A New Architecture for Information Management
12 The Future of Data Virtualization

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"This book for those in business and information management explains how to use data virtualization in business intelligence systems.Some general knowledge of data warehousing, business intelligence, and database technology is assumed."--Reference and Research Book News, December 2012