OverviewBy Regina Kwon | Posted 2003-05-01 Email Print
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What is it? A way to manage many different data sources as though they were all in one place.: Integrating Information">
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