What Is Data Fabric?

Written by Caitlin Davidson

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Data Fabric Defined

Data Fabric is an environment which consists of a unified architecture consisting of service or technologies that helps organizations manage their data. The goal of data fabric is to maximize the value of an organization’s data and to accelerate digital transformation by simplifying and integrating data management processes across all sources.

Data Fabric works by connecting multiple locations, types, and sources of data, with methods for accessing that data. It is through this environment that the data can be processed, managed and stored as it moves. It also allows for data to be accessed or shared by internal and external applications for a wide variety of analytical and operation use cases for all organizations . These include advanced analytics for forecasting, product development, and sales and marketing optimization. 

A data fabric is able to solve a number of problems, such as:

  1. Low data availability
  2. Little to no reliability in terms of storage and security
  3. Siloed data
  4. Poor scalability that’s unable to adapt to different amounts of data
  5. Reliance on underperforming legacy systems

In Data Defined, we help make the complex world of data more accessible by explaining some of the most complex aspects of the field.

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