VIEW FROM THE TOP BY ALBERTO PAN, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Traditional data integration architectures rely on replicating all of the relevant data and storing it in a central repository. But replicating big data is impossible, and trying to centralize the cloud is like trying to boil the ocean. For today’s Fortune 500 companies seeking to monetize big data, traditional data integration architectures lead to very slow development and slow decision making, when they don’t lead directly to “big data paralysis,” which is an abundance of data without the knowledge of how to benefit from it. Companies need data integration architectures that can support a fast data strategy, and data virtualization provides such an architecture.
Data virtualization combines the data from any source, be it on-premises or in the cloud, in a consistent, business-oriented view. It then publishes the data for each required application in its preferred format, enabling self-service consumption by business users. Unlike traditional architectures, data virtualization can deliver:
- Fast, distributed queries across distributed systems, avoiding data replication
- Abstraction, to insulate the business users and consuming applications from changes in the underlying data processing infrastructure
- A single entry point from which to apply unified security and data governance policies across several heterogeneous systems
Denodo is the leader in data virtualization. The award-winning Denodo Platform accelerates your fast data strategy by delivering breakthrough performance in big data, logical data warehouses, data lakes, and operational scenarios. It also expedites the use of data by business users with self-service data discovery and search. Denodo customers experience very high ROI from faster decision-making, the shortest time-to-data, and improved business-user productivity.