What Is the "Best" Data Virtualization Best Practice?
If I could recommend just one best practice, what would it be?
By: Robert Eve
May. 20, 2011 11:30 AM
If I could only recommend one data virtualization best practice, what would it be?
Hmmm! With over a couple of hundred data virtualization implementations under Composite's belt, the answer is simple - Implement a Data Virtualization Competency Center!
Why a Data Virtualization Competency Center?
Take a look at a recent Data Virtualization Leadership blog, by my colleague Peter Tran What Business and IT Problems Can Data Virtualization Solve?
Peter points out a number of benefits. So why not leverage data virtualization widely across your enterprise?
Nexus for Enterprise-scale Data Virtualization
These are lesson well learned with other important technologies, for example BI, where Gartner published research on BI Competency Centers as early as 2002 with BI Competency Center Is Core to BI Success.
Time and Money - Gaining Data Virtualization Benefits
Further, a Data Virtualization Competency Center can help reduce total cost of ownership by:
Data Virtualization Competency Center Elements
But one size doesn't fit all. I encourage a flexible adoption approach adapted to each organization's unique situation and needs. For example, your Data Virtualization Competency Center strategy and deployment will need to take into account:
Getting Started with your Data Virtualization Competency Center
Another good idea is to start small by limiting the scope of functions, projects, or some other way that supports a successful crawl, walk, then run growth strategy.
And remember to publicize your successes. This will provide momentum and accelerate progress.
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