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Monday, September 05, 2005
There is always a need to have multiple operational data sources spread among multiple business groups and locations and every business desires to have a clear, consolidated view across all this information at once. Infoworld writes, "There’s a fundamental decision that organization grapples with -consolidation all your data onto a single database platform, or implement a federation solution. Earlier, the deck was heavily stacked in favor of consolidation. Federation has come a long way in recent years, owing to improvements in data profiling and metadata management, new levels of abstraction for accessing different systems, and new methods of getting at deeper pools of data". Today a federation solution might allow users to correlate historical data in a warehouse with real-time data from transactional systems and even pull in supporting documentation from content management systems and file servers - without migration migraines.
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