Welcome to the Data Federator (DF) blog.
Data Federator is part of the Information Management (IM) family but its multi-source capabilities have a nice fit with our BI offering.
Data Federator has been designed to solve the multi-source query execution problem and it is a fantastic complement for BOBJ Universes or Data Services.
Data Federator has mainly 2 components
– DF Designer
– DF Query Server
This component is used to design a data model (aka. Data foundation), register the sources you want to federate and define the mappings between the sources and the data model (target tables).
DF Query Server
This component behaves like a virtual databases.
At runtime, the DF Query Server receives a SQL query, optimizes it and rewrites the SQL query into a collection of sub-queries send to the underlying sources.
I will come back on these components and their features in the coming months.