Virtual Data Lakes
Virtual Data Lakes

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Our vision is that companies and individuals will share data safely using virtual data lakes.

Virtual Data Lakes

Virtual data lakes enable applications to mix and match data from different sources, applying distributed access control to ensure the right people have the right data.

A virtual data lake is connected to or disconnected from data sources as needed by the applications using it. It holds summaries of the data in the sources so that the applications can search the data as though it was a single data set, and can retrieve complete items as needed. It can enable an application to change the data in a source.

A virtual data lake applies fine-grained access control so that application users can only see or change data that they are entitled to see or change. The owner of a data source can control access to the data from that source, independently of the owners of other data.

By providing effective control of the data in the sources, virtual data lakes enable the growth of commercial ecosystems that follow the data-centered architecture commercial model.

Virtual data lakes provide a form of data virtualization. They are key building blocks for data-centered architecture.

Open Source Implementation

There is an open source virtual data lake implementation, developed by the Virtual Data Lake project.

Get Involved!

If you are interested in using the open source virtual data lake implementation in your projects (open source or commercial), or in contributing to it, or in helping to realize our vision, please contact us!

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