Data Virtualization : 10 Things You Need to Know About

According to Gartner, 35% of enterprises will Implement some form of data virtualization as one enterprise production option for data integration through 2020. So, what is data virtualization and why should you care?

Here are 10 things you need to know about data virtualization.

It is cheaper to maintain than traditional integration tools

Physically replicating, moving and storing data multiple times is expensive. Data virtualization creates a virtual data layer which eliminates the need for replication or storage costs.

It is a faster way to manage data

Rather than having to wait hours or even days for your result with traditional data integration method, data virtualization provides result in real time.

It complements traditional data warehousing

Data virtualization works alongside and complements traditional data warehousing tools.

It maximizes performance

Poor performance is often due to network latency, i.e. the delay before transfer of data begins. Data virtualization connects directly to the source and provides actionable insight in real-time.

It enables self services BI

Data virtualization can empower business users to leverage data on their own rather than always having to rely on the technical team.

It ensures data governance

Data virtualization enables a centralized point of access to all kinds of information in the enterprise enabling security management, data governance, and performance monitoring.

It goes far beyond data federation 

Data virtualization is superset of the ten-year data old data federation technology. It includes the advanced capabilities of performance optimization as well as self-service search and discovery.

It offers great ROI 

A typical data virtualization project pays back in less than 6 months of implementation. With data virtualization, business can achieve 50% to 80% time savings over traditional integration methods.

It is more agile than traditional methods

Data virtualization technology includes prototyping capabilities, meaning you can test out your strategy before implementing it on an enterprise scale.

It gives the right context to Big Data Fabric

Big Data Fabric enabled by data virtualization integrates data, prepares it for predictive analytics, and makes it available to the consumer in real-time.


Denodo is the leader in data virtualization providing data access, data governance and data delivery capabilities across the broadest range of enterprise, cloud, big data, and unstructured data sources without moving the data from their original repositories. NTT Data Business Solutions Singapore have a strategic partnership with Denodo in helping our customer to bring out their data potential and increase their agility to improve speed to market decision making.


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