The fourth song on the iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, is Getting Better with Sir Paul McCartney the lead on the memorable refrain:

“I’ve got to admit it’s getting better
A little better all the time
I have to admit it’s getting better
It’s getting better since you’ve been mine
Getting so much better all the time.”

Take a listen…

As I was reviewing all the cool new features in Cisco Data Virtualization 7.0.4 release this week, “Getting so much better all the time” popped into my head, adding a musical dimension to the joy I felt.

A Little Better All the Time

With every new release comes features and enhancements that help us stay in tune with our customers and the market.

One particular feature I find especially useful is the addition of custom properties to the Business Directory. It supports the self-service trend sweeping business and IT today by letting users add their own business metadata to the formal IT metadata automatically. This allows users to more easily personalize data sets and then search for them using business-friendly terminology.

To allow Cisco Data Virtualization users to take advantage of the ever-expanding data infrastructure universe, eight new data sources were added and four updated.

  • New base adapters include Apache Drill, Netezza 7.2, OData Version 4, and Redshift
  • On the data / NoSQL front, now available are Cassandra, Couchbase, and HBase, with Amazon DynamoDB, Google BigQuery and MongoDB updated
  • A new adapter for SharePoint Excel Services and an updated adapter for Google Adwords round out the release.

For developers and administrators there is a long list (too many to include here) of additions and improvements to the development studio, runtime engine and management tools that will increase productivity and improve service levels.

Also, this latest release marks the first localized for the Chinese and Japanese markets where customer demand for data virtualization solutions is accelerating.


Bob Eve

No Longer with Cisco