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By Regina Kwon  |  Posted 2003-05-01 Print this article Print

What is it? A way to manage many different data sources as though they were all in one place.

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Overview: Integrating Information

In the same way that enterprise application integration reduces the number of connections you have to create to get applications

to communicate with one another, a virtual database simplifies how you share data throughout an enterprise.

1. The virtual database has it own data model ...

2. ... which acts as a map to every source of data in the enterprise, such as databases, flat files, documents and so forth.

3. The result: Applications need to deal with only one query and one language to access all the data in the company.

SOURCE: Baseline Research

As Statistics Editor of Baseline magazine, Regina creates interactive tools, worksheets and project guides for technology managers. Before joining Ziff Davis, she worked as a technical program manager for a database company, where her projects included data management applications in XML, Java, Visual Basic and ASP. Her other experience includes running the new media department at Christie's Inc. and writing and editing for Internet World and PC Magazine. Regina received a B.A. from Yale.
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