Denodo at U-M

Denodo at U-M is a data virtualization and data integration platform in use at the University of Michigan. 

What is Data Virtualization?

Data virtualization uses a simple three-step process—connect, combine, consume—to deliver a holistic view of enterprise information to business users across all of the underlying source systems.

Denodo at U-M can connect to many different kinds of data sources and then combine, aggregate, or join and filter these data sources and present the results in multiple formats.

  • Connect, introspect and govern any data source with zero data replication. 
  • Combine and Integrate into Business Data Views
  • Consume and secure data views in multiple formats. 

Benefits of Data Virtualization with Denodo

  • Easy access to all types of data
  • Full data integration and data modeling capabilities
  • Fast intelligent execution of data queries

Within a Denodo virtual database, a data publisher can connect to a wide variety of data sources—SQL, APIs, spreadsheets, websites, relational databases, etc.—and combine, aggregate, filter, and join the data to create easy to understand views. When these views are queried directly or through report-generation software such as BusinessObjects or Tableau, the queries are run against the data source itself, providing real-time information.

Who can use Denodo at U-M

Denodo is currently available at no cost to all U-M Staff and Faculty. Users that have remote data access (RDAs) provided by ITS will find the same data sets and access available in Denodo.