Data Virtualization Technology and Use Cases
But why do we need a new technology? Data is increasingly becoming a crucial asset for organizations to survive in todays fast moving business world. In addition, data becomes more valuable if enriched and/or fused with other data. Unfortunately, enterprise data is dispersed by most organizations over numerous systems all using different technologies. To bring all that data together is and has always been a major technological challenge.In addition, more and more data is available outside the traditional enterprise systems. Its stored in Big Data platforms, in Cloud applications, spreadsheets, simple file systems, in weblogs, in social media systems, and so on, and stored in traditional databases. For each system that requires data from several systems, different integration solutions are deployed. In other words, integration silos have been developed that over time has led to a complex integration labyrinth. The disadvantages are clear.