Historically, the availability and integration of university data has been a tremendous challenge, often limited by policy, resources, and technology. Data virtualization, a key building block of DSI, is a technology approach by which data access can be easily centralized, standardized, and secured across the enterprise, no matter the location, design, or platform of the data source. Indiana University has chosen Denodo’s Virtual Data Platform as its enterprise data virtualization solution to improve the agility, accessibility, and accountability of IU’s data assets.
The Denodo Virtual Data Platform gives DSI:
- A flexible, standardized, and well-defined data access layer. Data consumers have a common, shared view of IU data assets, even from ‘unlike’ data.
- Searchable business metadata. Consumers can easily find and use information views and data elements, reducing duplicative development requests.
- An agile and extensible platform upon which data and information views can be quickly created in response to changing business requirements.
- A security model that tightly integrates with IU’s role-based access control initiative.