Big data virtualization is changing the way corporate data is stored, analyzed and processed. In the end, midsize companies can utilize data that can be applied to their market to help them make smarter business decisions.
Data virtualization is data integration that gives its users a business view of data. It is a unique solution because it implements a virtual data integration layer between data consumers and existing data sources. In the end, a firm does not need so much physical data consolidation and replicated data storage needs. According to a recent report from the Smart Data Collective featured in InfoTECH Spotlight, virtualization has proved to empower businesses with increased agility when it comes to handling and analyzing data that is being collected. The report concluded that data virtualization opens the door to instant access to as much data as these businesses want in whatever form necessary.
The technology powers application usage, which is a major part of any firm’s information infrastructure. Without a need to know how data is formatted or stored, big data virtualization can successfully retrieve and manipulate data. The report added other benefits such as reduced risk of data errors, the prevention of data failure and quicker data analysis.