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William McKnight

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I will periodically be sharing my thoughts and observations on information management here in the blog. I am passionate about the effective creation, management and distribution of information for the benefit of company goals, and I'm thrilled to be a part of my clients' growth plans and connect what the industry provides to those goals. I have played many roles, but the perspective I come from is benefit to the end client. I hope the entries can be of some modest benefit to that goal. Please share your thoughts and input to the topics.

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William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at wmcknight@mcknightcg.com.

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February 2013 Archives

I'm sitting in Dave Wells and John Myers class on Data Virtualization at the Data Warehousing Institute World Conference in Las Vegas.  They presented a good list of business considerations for when to do data virtualization (versus materialization).  These include:

  • High Urgency
  • Limited Budget
  • High Volatility in requirements
  • Highly Constrained replication constraints
  • Explore and Learn organizational personality

Dave also mentioned, and I agree, that you buy data virtualization for infrastructure, not one project.  This will be a point I'll make again in my keynote tomorrow where I regard data virtualization, data integration and governance as "blankets" over the "no-reference" ("no" because how can it be a reference architecture when it keeps changing) architecture.

Posted February 20, 2013 10:25 AM
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