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  • What exactly is a Data Fabric? Definitions and uses

    What exactly is a Data Fabric? Definitions and uses

    A Data Fabric “Is a distributed Data Management platform whose objective is to combine various types of data storage, access, preparation, analytics, and security tools in a fully compliant manner to support seamless Data Management.” His concept has gained traction as technologies, such as the Internet of Things, need to have a consistent way of making data available to specific workloads or applications. It is key for retrieving data across multiple locations spanning the globe, since many companies use a variety of storage system configurations and cloud providers.

    Other definitions of a Data Fabric Include:

    • “A solution to the phenomenon where datasets get so large that they become physically impossible to move.” (Will Ochandarena)
    • “A comprehensive way to integrate all an organization’s data into a single, scalable platform.” (MAPR)
    •  “An enabler of frictionless access of data sharing in a distributed data environment.” (Gartner)
    • “An information network implemented on a grand scale across physical and virtual boundaries – focus on the data aspect of cloud computing as the unifying factor.” (Forbes)
    • A design allowing for “a single, consistent data management framework, allowing easier data access and sharing in a distributed environment” (TechRepublic)

    Businesses use a Data Fabric to:

    • Handle very large data sets across multiple locations quicker.
    • Make data more accessible
    • Optimize the entire data lifecycle– to enable applications that require real-time analytics.
    • Integrate data silos across an environment
    • Deliver a higher value from data assets
    • Allow machine learning and AI to work more efficiently

    Author: Michelle Knight

    Source: Dataversity

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