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More on Understanding the Value of Data Virtualization

In terms of data integration, the notion of data virtualization lets us think about collections of data or services as abstract entities. Thus the abstractions can be represented in a form that is most useful to the integration server or the data integration architect.  It’s this notion of abstraction that provides for the grouping of related pieces of information. These groups are independent of their physical location and structure, and allow us to define and understand what meaningful operations can be performed on the data or services.

We leverage data virtualization for a few core reasons: (more…)

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