“Data virtualization provides a logical data layer that integrates all enterprise data siloed across disparate systems, manages the unified data for centralized security and governance, and delivers it to business users in real time.”
Why ‘Data Virtualisation’?
The numerous benefits from Data Virtualisation are compelling and enable organisations to deliver dramatic benefit through more flexible and responsive reporting and analytical insights.
It is for this overarching reason that The Data Gym are pleased to announce our formal partnership with Denodo, the leading Data Virtualisation specialists.
And we are not alone in recognising them as the front-runners in delivering Data Virtualisation… “Once again, Denodo has been recognized by Gartner as a Customers’ Choice, with an average overall rating of 4.4 out of 5.0 (as of 30 November 2021, based on 68 reviews received in 18 months).”
The Core Semantic Layer
At Denodo’s architectural core is a Semantic Layer of Business defined data assets.
The Data Gym enthusiastically endorses logically defining your data to provide authoritative and well governed data sources for all consumers to access.
We believe that it is an absolutely fundamental pre-requisite for modern Data and Information Architectures as it insulates the organisation’s data benefit from its underlying sources. It brings siloed disparate data stores under a unified and agreed set of definitions. This dramatically accelerates data adoption and drives Business benefit.
In addition, the Denodo Semantic Layer provides unified access security controls that can be integrated with an organisation’s existing permissioning capabilities. Critically, this access control can be applied at field and row level, thus solving many problems, including conditional query access to the underlying data at fine-grained levels.
Data Agility And Transformation Benefits
As a by-product, this approach provides a step-change in system agility. This is because the underlying systems can be modified or replaced with minimal negative impact to the organisation.
Adopting Data Virtualisation can therefore be a key enabler of successful Data Transformations by allowing the old to be replaced by the new and yet ‘keeping the lights on’. In contrast to the highly risky, all or nothing, ‘big-bang’ path taken by many organisations, Data Virtualisation provides an incremental approach.
Multi-Region Reporting Compliance
Many multi-national enterprises are struggling with the stringent restrictions of data-residency, data-transfer and reporting of data that is mandated by various jurisdictions around the globe. As a result, for example, this can slow the adoption of Public Cloud services to a snail’s pace.
Denodo also delivers significant benefit in this problem domain due to its architecture having inherent capabilities to geo-fence data processing and data access across jurisdictions. Hence it provides rapidly adaptable compliance with the ever-changing client reporting requirements for organisations. The benefits can be huge. For example, it is an absolute necessity for global FinServ companies to have a holistic picture of their multi-national clients for Risk evaluation or Fraud detection.