Virtual Databases Make Sense of Varied Data

March 31, 2003

[From eWeek]

MetaMatrix Inc. and IBM are rolling out enhanced virtual database technologies to untie the knots created when IT tries to connect business users to disparate data sources.

MetaMatrix this week will unveil an update to its namesake information integration and data management system that uses virtual database technology to enable two-way transactions across a heterogeneous batch of databases and other information sources.

MetaMatrix 3.1 abstracts data sources into a virtual database of integrated information while acting as the data delivery system for applications that include Web services. It lets users create XML documents that integrate data sources such as relational databases...

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