EII is a Strategy, not a Technique

EII is a Strategy, not a Technique | Business intelligence, data warehousing and analytics editorial from DMReview

Enterprise information integration is the latest buzzword; it is largely associated with federated databases by the database technology vendors. Not to be confused with enterprise application integration, which integrates applications, EII is slated to integrate information. Information is supposed to provide meaning to a collection of data and will be used in a variety of ways. If we use the word “information” which is not merely equivalent to “data,” EII is supposed go beyond simple data integration. Let’s take the scenario of simplified data integration of two distinct types:

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