Modernize Your Data Architecture with Data Virtualization
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The pandemic has forever changed the way we live and do business. Practically overnight, organizations have been forced to adapt by modernizing their data architecture to support new types of analysis and new ways to connect to data. To gain a clearer view into their rapidly evolving businesses, companies have been looking beyond traditional data sources. Throughout these profound changes, Newcomp has been designing and building data architectures that enable organizations to thrive in this new, rapidly evolving environment.

Data Management, Reimagined

Modern data management solutions strive to enable reliable access to information, even at scale. At Newcomp, we build data fabrics, which provide an integrated layer of reusable data across disparate systems, be they in the cloud or on premises. Data fabrics increase the value of data, and do so using a future-proof approach.

Clients seek out Newcomp services because of our modern perspective on data management as well as our expertise in analytics architecture and engineering. Often, companies maintain many different sources of data and they need to bring it together to make forecasts, discover trends or anomalies, or display the data visually. But this has been increasingly difficult as companies move to the cloud, as many companies end up with a mix of on-premises and cloud sources.

Data Virtualization: The Key to Seamless Modernization

One technology that has been central to our new data architectures is data virtualization. Data virtualization is an advanced data integration approach that enables real-time data-sharing without replication. Instead, users access the data in its existing location through the data virtualization layer. This layer contains no actual data, only the metadata necessary for accessing the data from the individual sources.

Because data virtualization establishes a centralized source of metadata, it also provides inherent support for data governance and full-featured data catalogs. These features provide users with the ability to not only browse and search an up-to-date, governed list of data assets across the enterprise, but also to engage in self-service analytics.

Orchestration and Collaboration

The Denodo Platform, a leading data virtualization solution, works extremely well alongside existing data governance tools such as Collibra, Alation, or Informatica. With connectors, the Denodo Platform can be set up to send these tools the information from the Denodo data catalog. Beyond that, the Denodo Platform can augment what these tools already do, as it can orchestrate and handle the data defined by the policies in these tools. The Denodo Platform take the tools’ policies, definitions, and security protocols, and puts them into action across all enterprise sources.

The Denodo Platform enables organizations to ensure that data is available to all authorized users, that stakeholders are accessing the right data to suit their needs, and that data governance protocols are effectively in place. Users that connect to the Denodo Platform to query a virtual view through Tableau or Power BI will only be able to see the data that that they are authorized to see. The Denodo Platform masks all of the underlying complexities of data access from users, so that they get a standardized, fully governed experience regardless of the individual data source(s) accessed. Using the Denodo catalog, users can easily collaborate by certifying and commenting on individual data sets.

Ready to Modernize your Data Architecture?

This past year has demonstrated the importance of modern data architectures to support new ways of living and working. Newcomp’s strategic partnership with Denodo provides a powerful, flexible way to modernize analytics architectures to support cloud, self-service BI, data science, and beyond. Sign up for our free Architecture Modernization Assessment to understand how a data virtualization layer can streamline your data architecture modernization initiatives.