Introduction to Data Federation

Sybase Data Federation simplifies provisioning, access, and integration of distributed data—for one group, or across the extended enterprise. Data Federation comprises components in Sybase WorkSpace and in the Data Integration Suite.

You can integrate relational data, XML documents, files, and application data across departments, locations, and companies and allow access to authorized users via a number of protocols and interfaces including transparent file access, ODBC, JDBC and SOAP.

Not a replication solution, Sybase Data Federation links existing data into a data catalog , where—subject to fine-grained access controls—it can be accessed from anywhere in the enterprise.

Data Federation is comprised of two components:

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