View From the Top by Ravi Shankar, Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer
In a post pandemic world, with countries and organizations opening up, having a Logical Data Fabric becomes increasingly more relevant. The ideas behind Logical Data Fabrics and Data Virtualization have captured the attention of CIOs, architects, and data scientists. Logical Data Fabric, with Data Virtualization at its core, is a modern data architecture that knits together data from disparate systems irrespective of its location, format, or latency and delivers the integrated, normalized data quickly to the business users to effect faster outcomes.
The Logical Data Fabric features three advanced capabilities. It uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, to automate the integration, cataloging, and delivery of enterprise data, thus reducing the amount of effort, resources, and time required to do the same work, manually. With a dynamic data catalog that stores the semantic (business) definition, of all data, the fabric enables business users to rapidly perform data discovery, view associations and relationships among the data like customers and products, and trace the history and lineage of the data from its origin to its current state. Finally, the fabric delivers data to the business users in the format they need—within their favorite business applications and mobile / web applications.
At Denodo we are seeing our customers accelerate their adoption of Logical Data Fabrics with Data Virtualization as a direct result of the shift to digital, driven by the changing business conditions of the pandemic. Some of the main reasons organizations are doing this includes lowering of data integration costs, ease of implementation, plus the ability to make real-time customer-relevant business decisions.