What is a Data Fabric?

How to realize modern Data Management

3 min readAug 3, 2022
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A Data Fabric is an end-to-end data integration and management solution that lets you share data across your organization and lets you to go over and to manage data.

A Data Fabric is designed to help organizations solve complex data problems and use cases by managing their data regardless of the types of applications, platforms, and where the data is stored. Data Fabric enables seamless access and data sharing in a distributed data environment.

In the example below from IBM, you can see how the whole thing is meant. You have, for example, several layers in the area of data storage, these can of course also exist across platforms, these are in turn managed by a Data Hub. Read more about the Data Hub here. Finally, the services are the user experience, the sharing of data, the monitoring and protection, etc. which then make this construct a so-called data fabric.

Data Fabric in IBM — Image Source: IBM[1]

Within the last years, technologies like artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and edge computing have led to the exponential growth of Big Data, creating even more complexity for enterprises to manage. This has made the…




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