Data Virtualization

What really is data virtualization? According to Wikipedia, Data virtualization is any approach to data management that allows an application to retrieve and manipulate data without requiring technical details about the data, such as how it is formatted or where it is physically located. And Cisco have it in rather simpler terms that, Data virtualization is an agile data integration approach organizations use to gain more insight from their data, respond faster to ever changing analytics and BI needs and save 50-75% over data replication and consolidation. In other words, data virtualization provides you with the data, the way you want it, i.e. enterprise, cloud, big data, forensic data, you name it. Peter Tran tries to explain the same in this short video presentation:

More importantly my friend from Software Elegance have tried making it easier for you here:

But how do we benefit from Data Virtualization?

I visited Tyrone Systems for clarity and this is what they offered…

Can we use Virtualized Data? Yes we can. How? Read this content from Visage and you will understand more; How to use Virtual Data.

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