As organizations shift their workloads to the cloud, they often struggle to fully utilize their data as it is spread out across a variety of distributed and hybrid data silos, and this results in incomplete information for decision-making. The Denodo Platform, powered by data virtualization, solves this problem by providing a centralized, logical data access layer that abstracts the complexities of underlying data sources and creates business-friendly views of all enterprise data, regardless of where the data is physically located. This enables IT to deliver a flexible data infrastructure that empowers business users with real-time access to quality data from a single location while also providing the security team with a centralized point for monitoring and managing all data access.
The Denodo Platform for Alibaba Cloud offers a range of data integration and management capabilities, including real-time data access, self-service data discovery, cloud-native deployment, data security and governance, AI-based query acceleration, and much more.
The Denodo Platform for Alibaba Cloud is available on the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace by the hour or through BYOL (bring your own license).
The Denodo Platform for Alibaba is available via four subscription tiers, offering the right blend of capabilities for all projects, from small departmental projects all the way up to enterprise-wide digital transformation projects. Each subscription level offers different features and scalability. They all leverage the same high-performance, modern, data integration, management, and delivery platform, which provides a no-code/low-code web-based design studio to speed time-to-insight and accelerate data services. More details on the various subscription tiers can be found here.
Denodo’s native connectivity with Alibaba Cloud Services and other on-premises and cloud data sources helps companies integrate petabyte-scale data in real time by leveraging Denodo Platform’s Dynamic Query Optimizer. The optimizer automatically pushes down as much processing as possible to Alibaba cloud data sources such as ApsaraDB.
Included in the Denodo Platform’s out-of-the-box connectivity to 200+ cloud and on-premises data sources is optimized connectivity with the following Alibaba Cloud services:
ApsaraDB for RDS
ApsaraDB for Oceanbase
Key Use Cases
Alibaba Cloud offers a variety of purpose-built data services to support diverse data needs. Additionally, you have departmental projects within organizations that might be adopting SaaS applications, and organization still need to maintain on-premises systems that are vital to business operations. In a hybrid/multi-cloud environment, the need for data integration has never been greater. The Denodo Platform for Alibaba Cloud offers a single logical point from which to seamlessly query and combine data in real time, using any business intelligence (BI) or reporting tool, regardless of where the source data is stored.
Data analytics and business intelligence (BI) are front and center for every successful company. However, many users still need help finding and accessing the data they need, so they rely on IT staff. The Denodo Platform’s data catalog bridges the gap between the technical data infrastructure and business users. It provides search and collaboration capabilities and data exploration wizards. It is the perfect companion for the virtual layer, empowering self-service initiatives with minimal IT intervention. It enables business users to generate their insights with proper security, governance, and guardrails.
The distributed nature of data today means that data is stored in various systems: on-premises, in the cloud, and in hybrid deployments. This adds complexity for data consumers, as access methods and data formats vary greatly. The Denodo Platform for Alibaba Cloud can expose data services that simplify access to a wide variety of data sources through a unified set of access methods. These methods include JDBC/ODBC (SQL), OData, Restful, GraphQL, and GeoJSON. For developers building applications that need access to data, The Denodo Platform provides a standard interface to quality data, in a standard format, regardless of where that data may reside.
The Denodo Platform for Alibaba Cloud
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