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The Role of Open Source Data Integration - An Analyst White Paper, by Mark Madsen
Most data integration processes have seen limited automation over the past decade despite many technology advances. This White Paper by Industry Analyst Mark Madsen will help understand what data integration is, and especially the difference between Operational Data Integration and Analytic Data Integration. It highlights the benefits of open source for data integration, and provides a series of recommendations to make the integration job easier, repeatable and more productive.
Mark Madsen is president of Third Nature, a consulting and technology research firm focused on information management. Mark is an award-winning architect and former CTO whose work has been featured in numerous industry publications. He is an international speaker, a contributing editor at Intelligent Enterprise, and manages the open source channel at the Business Intelligence Network.