Manipulating data without knowing where it is stored

Today, enterprise data come in different forms and are stored in different locations. To manage them in every disparate forms, leaders need to adopt a data virtualization approach that allows manipulation of data without knowing where it is stored or how it is formatted.

Allowing an application to manipulate data without requiring technical details, such as formatting or location, data virtualization provides unified querying, security and metadata management in highly distributed data architectures, minimizing data replication and allowing an easier access to data.