Smart Data Scientists Virtualize Data

Smart data scientists use data virtualization to integrate data from many diverse sources - logically and virtualized for on-demand consumption by different data analytical applications. For example, data virtualization is used to address challenges such as rogue data marts, business intelligence apps, enterprise resource planning and content systems and portals.
Data virtualization is the process of offering data consumers a data access interface that hides the technical aspects of stored data, such as location, storage structure, API, access language, and storage technology. Consuming applications may include: data analytics, business intelligence, CRM, enterprise resource planning, and more across both cloud computing platforms and on-premises.
Data Virtualization Benefits:
● Data scientists and decision makers gain fast access to reliable information
● Improve operational efficiency - flexibility and agility of integration due to the short cycle creation of virtual data stores without the need to touch underlying sources
● Improved data quality due to a reduction in physical copies
● Improved usage through creation of subject-oriented, business-friendly data objects
● Increases revenues
● Lowers costs
● Reduces risks
Data virtualization abstracts, transforms, federates and delivers data from a variety of sources and presents itself as a single access point to a consumer regardless of the physical location or nature of the various data sources.
Data virtualization is based on the premise of the abstraction of data contained within a variety of data sources (databases, applications, file repositories, websites, data services vendors, etc.) for the purpose of providing a single-point access to the data and its architecture is based on a shared semantic abstraction layer as opposed to limited visibility semantic metadata confined to a single data source.
Data Virtualization software is an enabling technology which provides the following capabilities:
• Abstraction – Abstract data the technical aspects of stored data, such as location, storage structure, API, access language, and storage technology.
• Virtualized Data Access – Connect to different data sources and make them accessible from one logical place.
• Transformation / Integration – Transform, improve quality, and integrate data based on need across multiple sources.
• Data Federation – Combine results sets from across multiple source systems.
• Flexible Data Delivery – Publish result sets as views and/or data services executed by consuming application or users when requested.
In delivering these capabilities, data virtualization also addresses requirements for data security, data quality, data governance, query optimization, caching, etc. Data virtualization software includes functions for development, operation and management.

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Comment by Steven Rafter on May 6, 2016 at 6:52am

The true sense of REALITY and TRANSPARENCY of this world is being brought about by the use and analysis of BIG DATA and DATA VISUALISATION. On a daily basis, it is difficult not to be amazed at the way that what we actually do and the way we live our lives is (for the fist time in history) supported by evidence and facts. The paradigm shift in who we REALLY are is coming. The ultimate is that this 'data' is providing answers to real-world challenges and hope for sustainability of human existence. This is all due to things we do on a daily basis and the recording of our actions, preferences, desires, searches and 'likes'. As we continue to move forward in education and we teach young people to understand and appreciate this analytics, there appears to be a sense of excitement and achievement on all levels of learning. We truly do live in exciting times... cheers Steve

Comment by Jean Michel LeTennier on June 16, 2013 at 6:22am

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