The data delivery platform (DDP) is a modern architecture for developing business intelligence systems where data consumers, such as reporting and analytical tools, are decoupled from data stores. This BeyeNetwork article explains how to develop a data delivery platform with Composite Information Server.
"A DDP can be developed with different types of tools, such as a federation server or an enterprise service bus. Today, however, its most practical to use a federation server, such as Composite Information Server, IBM Infosphere Federation Server, and the Denodo Platform. This article presents an overview of the features of Composite Information Server. The material is derived from a technical white paper that I wrote entitled 'Developing a Data Delivery Platform with Composite Information Server.'"