– Suresh Chandrasekaran, SVP at Denodo, says:
A report by Forrester Research, Inc. titled, Information Fabric 3.0”, Principal Analyst Noel Yuhanna stated, “Our interviews of several organizations that have implemented data virtualization show that business stakeholders are demanding faster access to information that’s consistent, reliable, and trusted across the enterprise. Without a data virtualization strategy, you risk knowing less about your customer, delivering fewer real-time business insights, losing competitive advantage, and spending more to address data challenges.”
In support of this opinion, Data Virtualization solution provider Denodo Technologies recently delivered Denodo Express, the industry’s first no-cost Data Virtualization tool. Designed to democratize Data Virtualization, Denodo Express enables data management professionals to start proving the value of Data Virtualization by generating new data insights in hours instead of weeks.
Denodo based the new solution on its award-winning Denodo Data Virtualization Platform, and provides the full experience of Data Virtualization including integration of disparate sources, abstraction, high performance real-time query optimization, near real-time caching, batch scheduling for ETL, and secure data services publishing. Denodo Express also includes free educational support including access to online tutorials, how-to´s and community support. Denodo Express is available for download immediately here.
The solution comes complete with multiple connectors, integration and data quality functions, metadata and security management, and several data services publishing options in one easy-to-use package. It connects to disparate on-premise and cloud, structured, Big Data and unstructured sources to create normalized views that are integrated and cleansed in real-time or in-memory, and delivered as data services for on-demand consumption by end users, visualization and BI tools, mobile and enterprise applications. Solutions developed in Denodo Express can be used with no time limits, and when required to reach enterprise scale can be easily upgraded to Denodo Platform.
Philip Howard, Research Director, Bloor Research commented about the offering, “Denodo Express is likely to be a game-changer in the industry. There is all too often a tension between the business agility you get from Data Virtualization on the one hand and entrenched practices and misconceptions on the other. The result is that Data Virtualization is not implemented nearly as widely as it should be. With Denodo Express, Denodo has once again shown a strong commitment to the Data Virtualization market by providing a very capable free product, along with education and community support. I can’t think of a better way to ramp up the use of Data Virtualization generally than by encouraging users to get started with Data Virtualization without assuming any risk, as a spur to its adoption in the organization”