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Data virtualization benefits seen in unified views IT agility

June 19, 2019 / George Lawton

Data virtualization can integrate and provide access to data from different back-end systems without physically moving the data to a data warehouse or other central repository. Developers and data scientists benefit by more easily combining data sets stored across the enterprise in various formats.A data virtualization platform can also simplify security and governance around accessing this data for different user roles. And it offers the potential to reduce ongoing data integration costs compared to traditional extract, transform and load processes. Getting those data virtualization benefits isnt a given, however.Collaboration is important. Business leaders need to work closely with their data management teams when planning, deploying and using a data virtualization platform. Other crucial upfront steps include testing for possible performance issues and creating a data governance plan, according to experienced data virtualization practitioners.