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Harness Data Federation/Virtualization as Part of Your Enterprise's Comprehensive Data Integration Strategy

Published: 03 June 2014

ID: G00260984

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman , Eric Thoo


Adoption of data federation/virtualization technology is growing as use cases multiply. Usage is expanding to improve the speed and flexibility of enterprises' aggregation of data dispersed in logical data warehouses, addition of unanticipated data sources, and data access.

Table Of Contents


  • Importance of Data Federation/Virtualization Continues to Grow
  • Common Use Cases in Deployments
  • Emerging Usage Scenarios
  • Outlook for 2014 and Beyond
  • Pitfalls to Avoid

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