A new analyst in the Enterprise Architecture group at Forrester Research, Brian Hopkins, has written a blog posting titled, “Not Your Grandfather’s Data Warehouse – Big Data and Virtualization Impact your EDW Architecture.” Some great points are made about how two key technologies, Big Data and Data Virtualization, are impacting information architecture strategies. This impact is changing the role of the enterprise data warehouse.

This interesting topic was brought to our attention in Virtualization Journal’s article, “Big Data Meets Data Virtualization.”

Hopkins makes several applicable points, but the main one is that big data expands the scope of data warehouses by applying the power of their computing to capture the rogue data. He also points out data virtualization’s role in federating Big Data silos and the other enterprise data sources in the enterprise data warehouse and beyond. Interesting points; definitely worth a look.

Melody K. Smith

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