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Is data virtualization the droid you've been looking for?

Unleash the force of use cases

If you keep up with the Star Wars canon, you might have some thoughts on droids. In a galaxy far, far away, these robot characters can be useful – flying your spacecraft, babysitting your large-eared infant, loading heavy objects without talking back – but they can also easily be misapplied. One minute you have a friendly new toy, and the next thing you know it’s gone over to the dark side and cut the power to your retractable space dome.  

Perhaps this reminds you of data solutions you’ve tried. 

It’s easy to get on board with a new technology idea. Data mesh, data fabric, and data democratization are heady concepts and terrific solutions – in the right context.  

So how do you harness the power of your data without inadvertently triggering a galactic crisis? You could get Jedi-master-level at wielding a light saber. But it might be faster (and, yes, safer and more realistic) to start with use cases. 

  • Maybe you need to connect information across multiple platforms to create a 360° view of your customer 
  • Maybe your business users need real-time data integration to gain the operational intelligence that drives better predictions 
  • Maybe you’re looking for a data-as-a-service solution to provision your suite of applications  

In these situations, data virtualization might be part of the droid solution you’ve been looking for. 

As a technology solution, data virtualization doesn’t stand alone. If you don’t have master data management, governance, and quality processes fully locked in, implementing data virtualization could put your whole operation at risk.  

If you need help identifying or prioritizing use cases or aren’t sure what steps to take next with your data, let us know. We don’t do robot companions (yet), but our customized data jumpstarts can give you a hyperdrive boost on your path to data maturity.   

Get smart: If Obi Wan Kenobi (currently streaming on Disney+) hasn’t given you enough time-warp whiplash, you could try reading The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley. If the book doesn’t underline the importance of empowering your decision-makers with integrated data views, we don’t know what will. 

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