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Cisco Data Virtualization, formerly Composite (acquired July 2013) is, as the name might suggest, a data or datacenter virtualization platform.Candy maker Cloetta merges local and global data using TIBCO Data VirtualizationCloetta’s data was mainly stored in an enterprise data warehouse (EDW). The time needed to make new data available for reporting through the EDW was relatively long. Local and external data comes in high volumes, is scattered in many parts or objects, and is unstructured. The business expects a fast time to solution, thus eventually data needs to be retrieved in real time.The business was manually creating reports, which was time consuming, inefficient, exposed to errors, and sometimes impossible due to large amounts of data. Data and reports were not readily available for everyone who needed them.Cloetta wanted to find a way to combine global, local, internal, and external data into one comprehensive report. The limited number of users on some of these reports required that any solution be cost-efficient.,Faster Time to Solution We can combine new data that we made available through data virtualization with the data that we had before in the enterprise data warehouse. It’s a strong combination.,No integrated version management and no possibility for tem based development (with check-out and check-in) Performance, more out of the box query optimization 'Type ahead' and auto correction / detection of table and field names on script is not there, so requires ot of maual / textual work,7,First solution not live yet, not possible to give fact based numbers yet (and even when live, increased reporting insights are hard to qualify),Denodo and Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization,PowerCenter, QlikViewLet's go Virtual - with TIBCO Data Virtualization!We have been involved with reselling and implementing TIBCO Data Virtualization since 2014, when it was still owned by Cisco. Since November 2017 we have been reselling and implementing TIBCO Data Virtualization under the new TIBCO partnership. Numerous organizations, all with challenges around data management and analytics (complex data engineering, replication of data getting out of control, compliance and regulations that cannot be met anymore and long time-to-market for Analytical solutions as data is not easy to find, integrate, enrich and use), selected TIBCO Data Virtualization to make any data available, in a secure, fast and flexible way, for analytics. While leveraging the existing data solutions like data warehouses, data lakes and data services. The virtual layers approach makes it very easy to make any data available in any form or structure that is needed. The API-interface makes it possible to integrate TIBCO Data Virtualization in an existing data architecture.,Rich data connectivity and intelligent analysis to discover explicit and implicit relations between data in various sources. Intelligent and rich query optimization algorithms to minimize pressure on source systems and make use of the performance enhancements capabilities of the source systems. There is one version of the TDV- tool that holds all functionality. No additional licenses needed, everything is included. MPP-functionality (TDV 8.0.0) makes automatic query distribution over large (big data) clusters possible and guarantees very high performance with querying 100's of millions of rows. The TDV Studio application combines the use of ANSI-SQL (you can script for more complex tasks) with a graphical user interface for modeling the data layers, both supporting fast development of data and web services. TDV Server is a complete package with all the enterprise grade functionality an organization may need.,We would love to see an upgrade of the general look-and-feel of the user interface.,9,In general, our customers are able to integrate real-time data sources with other sources out-of-the-box, create data and web services leveraging multiple complex data sources for analytical use much faster and be 100% transparant about virtual data engineering from source to end user.,MapR, TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO Spotfire Data Science (previously Alpine Data), Tableau Desktop, Microsoft Power BI, RapidMiner StudioData virtualizationCurrently being used by a department but with the goal to take it company wide. Our current architecture map includes a vast set of databases with specific audiences. Having all these in one place to manage would make my group's life easier.,Group multiple data clusters together Have a common point of access for information Ease of system maintenance,User friendliness Data cleansing features Collaboration,8,Yet to implement,,Manhattan Active Integration Platform (formerly Manhattan SCOPE)Data Virtualization/Federation PlatformIt is used within several departments and supports several use cases. It's also used asa real-time federated query engine. Another operation - periodically refreshed cache, primarily database-based cache. It is also used for prototyping in ETL projects. It is also used for provisioning of data from systems of record, systems of origin and other authorized data sources to downstream applications and data marts.,Scales out horizontally and vertically to support federated queries against growing data volumes Integrates well with BI/Reporting technologies like Tableau and Microstrategy Supports a wide range of data sources, including relational, no-SQL, message queues/streaming, and big data,No very robust metadata and data lineage support Poor integration with data modeling tools, for forward- and reverse-engineering Response times are not always consistent and adequate in real-time queries,8,Great speed to market Developer productivity No need to deal with DB/DW creation and mainteance,Denodo and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization,Tableau Desktop, MicroStrategy Analytics, Oracle Exadata Database MachineCisco Data Virtualization ReviewIt combines different data sources into a single virtual layer and multiple databases can be integrated into a single business customized application. It promotes easy data access and management and it helps in minimizing costs by not having items that you won't need.,For insurance companies, it is easy to link the client's bank account with the insurance company database Service Level Agreements such as product licenses can be linked with the companies employee databases Helpdesk Systems are easy to manage since one interface can provide information from multiple company databases that are related to a single account Sales and Marketing departments can make an assessment of their penetration level and environmental analysis,Hospitals need Databases if the client has gone through multiple specialists and I think it'll be better if you add specialized platforms that are on centered for the health industry Businesses that are in partnership need to share resources and Accounting information e.g software development, Manufacturing industries to administer environmental climate changes in business analysis,10,It is easy to manage thereby reducing the number of workers needed Easy data access helps in quick decision making thereby reaching market targets in time Centralized clients data access helps in providing quick assistance to the clients thereby increasing client confidence and gain competitive advantage It needs frequent monitoring and upgrades,
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December 06, 2018

Review: "Candy maker Cloetta merges local and global data using TIBCO Data Virtualization"

Score 7 out of 10
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Cloetta’s data was mainly stored in an enterprise data warehouse (EDW). The time needed to make new data available for reporting through the EDW was relatively long. Local and external data comes in high volumes, is scattered in many parts or objects, and is unstructured. The business expects a fast time to solution, thus eventually data needs to be retrieved in real time.

The business was manually creating reports, which was time consuming, inefficient, exposed to errors, and sometimes impossible due to large amounts of data. Data and reports were not readily available for everyone who needed them.

Cloetta wanted to find a way to combine global, local, internal, and external data into one comprehensive report. The limited number of users on some of these reports required that any solution be cost-efficient.

  • Faster Time to Solution
  • We can combine new data that we made available through data virtualization with the data that we had before in the enterprise data warehouse. It’s a strong combination.
  • No integrated version management and no possibility for tem based development (with check-out and check-in)
  • Performance, more out of the box query optimization
  • 'Type ahead' and auto correction / detection of table and field names on script is not there, so requires ot of maual / textual work

Well suited to read data from Excel files, although to set up an efficient and error-proof process it requires you to create a foundation and that is quite time consuming, but once it's there, it works well.

Solution is structured nicely in a folder hierarchy.

Less apppropriate when you need to add a lot of business logic to the data, if you need to enrich the data. Such logic is hard to implement and slows down a lot.

Less appropriate for creating real-time insights, caching or storing on database is almost always required to get good performance.


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November 24, 2018

Review: "Let's go Virtual - with TIBCO Data Virtualization!"

Score 9 out of 10
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We have been involved with reselling and implementing TIBCO Data Virtualization since 2014, when it was still owned by Cisco. Since November 2017 we have been reselling and implementing TIBCO Data Virtualization under the new TIBCO partnership. Numerous organizations, all with challenges around data management and analytics (complex data engineering, replication of data getting out of control, compliance and regulations that cannot be met anymore and long time-to-market for Analytical solutions as data is not easy to find, integrate, enrich and use), selected TIBCO Data Virtualization to make any data available, in a secure, fast and flexible way, for analytics. While leveraging the existing data solutions like data warehouses, data lakes and data services. The virtual layers approach makes it very easy to make any data available in any form or structure that is needed. The API-interface makes it possible to integrate TIBCO Data Virtualization in an existing data architecture.
  • Rich data connectivity and intelligent analysis to discover explicit and implicit relations between data in various sources.
  • Intelligent and rich query optimization algorithms to minimize pressure on source systems and make use of the performance enhancements capabilities of the source systems.
  • There is one version of the TDV- tool that holds all functionality. No additional licenses needed, everything is included.
  • MPP-functionality (TDV 8.0.0) makes automatic query distribution over large (big data) clusters possible and guarantees very high performance with querying 100's of millions of rows.
  • The TDV Studio application combines the use of ANSI-SQL (you can script for more complex tasks) with a graphical user interface for modeling the data layers, both supporting fast development of data and web services. TDV Server is a complete package with all the enterprise grade functionality an organization may need.
  • We would love to see an upgrade of the general look-and-feel of the user interface.
TIBCO Data Virtualization is very well suited for scenarios in which various data sources, on-premise or in the cloud, should be accessible, integrated and published for use by analytical users or other applications. It is not a replacement for the data warehouse, nor is it an MDM-tool or data lifecycle management solution on its own.

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September 07, 2018

TIBCO Data Virtualization Review: "Data virtualization"

Score 8 out of 10
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Currently being used by a department but with the goal to take it company wide. Our current architecture map includes a vast set of databases with specific audiences. Having all these in one place to manage would make my group's life easier.
  • Group multiple data clusters together
  • Have a common point of access for information
  • Ease of system maintenance
  • User friendliness
  • Data cleansing features
  • Collaboration
Well suited for our needs since we are a smaller organisation with limited resources.

Data cleansing features before virtualisation features would need to be added.
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August 17, 2018

TIBCO Data Virtualization Review: "Data Virtualization/Federation Platform"

Score 8 out of 10
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It is used within several departments and supports several use cases. It's also used asa real-time federated query engine. Another operation - periodically refreshed cache, primarily database-based cache. It is also used for prototyping in ETL projects. It is also used for provisioning of data from systems of record, systems of origin and other authorized data sources to downstream applications and data marts.
  • Scales out horizontally and vertically to support federated queries against growing data volumes
  • Integrates well with BI/Reporting technologies like Tableau and MicroStrategy
  • Supports a wide range of data sources, including relational, no-SQL, message queues/streaming, and big data
  • No very robust metadata and data lineage support
  • Poor integration with data modeling tools, for forward- and reverse-engineering
  • Response times are not always consistent and adequate in real-time queries

It is well suited in cases when there are many upstream heterogeneous sources, and the data sets are persisted in periodically refreshed cache, preferably database-based cache (although file-system or in-memory cache are options as well).

It is less appropriate for time-series analysis because the history is limited to the amount of history in he underlying source data repositories.

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December 07, 2017

TIBCO Data Virtualization: "Cisco Data Virtualization Review"

Score 10 out of 10
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It combines different data sources into a single virtual layer and multiple databases can be integrated into a single business customized application. It promotes easy data access and management and it helps in minimizing costs by not having items that you won't need.
  • For insurance companies, it is easy to link the client's bank account with the insurance company database
  • Service Level Agreements such as product licenses can be linked with the companies employee databases
  • Helpdesk Systems are easy to manage since one interface can provide information from multiple company databases that are related to a single account
  • Sales and Marketing departments can make an assessment of their penetration level and environmental analysis
  • Hospitals need Databases if the client has gone through multiple specialists and I think it'll be better if you add specialized platforms that are on centered for the health industry
  • Businesses that are in partnership need to share resources and Accounting information e.g software development,
  • Manufacturing industries to administer environmental climate changes in business analysis
I recommend Cisco Data Virtualization mainly in the Health industry because in multiple treatments medical doctors require previous records that the client's illness and the medication that he/she was given from different specialists or hospitals, and that would call for a database integration from different surgeries and hospitals. They need to get into a single interface with the reports of the XRAYs, scans etc in just one click that would save time for inquiries.
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About TIBCO Data Virtualization

TIBCO® Data Virtualization (formerly Composite Software) promises to allow you to build and manage virtualized datasets and IT curated data services with breakthrough speed and cost-effectiveness.

TIBCO Data Virtualization Competitors

Denodo, Redhat JBoss Data Virtualization, Dremio

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