1. Providers of D16N?

IBM (US, EU)

Makes queries across multiple data sources fast and easy without moving your data. IBM Cloud Pak for Data provides all the benefits of data virtualization and helps you manage your data better.

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Microsoft (US, EU)

Microsoft PolyBase enables your SQL Server instance to process Transact-SQL queries that read data from external data sources.

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TIBCO (US, EU)

An enterprise data virtualization solution that orchestrates access to multiple and varied data sources and delivers the datasets and IT-curated data services foundation for nearly any solution.

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Denodo (US, EU)

Denodo providing agile, high performance data integration and data abstraction across the broadest range of enterprise, cloud, big data and unstructured data sources, and real-time data services at half the cost of traditional approaches.

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Atscale (US, EU)

AtScale’s Intelligent Data Virtualization sits between enterprise data platforms and BI tools to provide a secure and governed workspace for data analysis.

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Canner (APAC)

The innovative way to make your data integration simple and fast. CannerFlow Data Virtualization technology can aggregate, transfrom and compute data without moving your original sources.

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2. FAQ

We already have data warehouse, we don't need D16N

The sources of data increase every day, specification mostly change from time to time. You can still use your data warehouse, but D16N allows you to tie in these new sources of data to produce better information faster and simpler without designing data pipelines.

D16N is a very easy install and get started, it's an abstraction layer on top of your data sources, you don't need to change your data sources and original infrastructure.

With growing cloud computing, faster network connections, cheaper instance improvements, and new memory storage, D16N software can process queries with multiple unconnected data sources at near real-time speeds.

While D16N can work this way, but it is very different approaches. The flexibility of D16N technology allows you to customize a data structure that fits your business without completely disrupting your current data solution.

Data federation is only a subset of D16N. Data federation can standardize data stored on different servers, in various access languages, or with dissimilar APIs. This standardizing capability allows for the successful mining of data from multiple sources and the maximizing of data integration. D16N is a lot more it mosly includes, data cleansing, governance and data sharing.

D16N is quite versatile and it could fit into different storages. It allows you to build customized storage devices for your system needs.

D16N in most cases could be faster than ETL, because it reduce the complexity of starting servers and building infrastructures.