Data Virtualization

Data Virtualization Data virtualization is an umbrella term used to describe any approach to data management that allows an application to retrieve and manipulate data without requiring technical details about the data, such as how it is formatted or where it is physically located. You are probably familiar with the concept of data virtualization if you store photos on the social networking site Facebook.  When you upload a photo to Facebook from your desktop computer, you must provide t...
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Virtualization Definition

Virtualization Definition Virtualization is the creation of a virtual -- rather than actual -- version of something, such as an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources. You probably know a little about virtualization if you have ever divided your hard drive into different partitions. A partition is the logical division of a hard disk drive to create, in effect, two separate hard drives. The evolution of virtualization Operating system virtualization is the use...
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