From my colleague Mark Beyer, who speculates about how leadership in moving toward the logical data warehouse (LDW) will be received:
The logical data warehouse is already creating a stir in the traditional data warehouse market space. Less than 5% of clients with implemented warehouses that we speak with are pursuing three or more of the six aspects of a logical warehouse:
- data virtualization
- distributed processes
- active auditing and optimization
- service level negotiation
- ontological and taxonomic metadata
That means we are in a very early stage regarding the adoption trend, and vendors who are aggressively moving toward it are ahead of their customers.