Chapter 1. Data Virtualization reference

Data Virtualization offers a highly scalable and high performance solution to information integration. By allowing integrated and enriched data to be consumed relationally, as JSON, XML, and other formats over multiple protocols. Data Virtualization simplifies data access for developers and consuming applications.

Commercial development support, production support, and training for Data Virtualization is available through Red Hat. Data Virtualization is a professional open source project and a critical component of Red Hat data Integration.

Before one can delve into Data Virtualization it is very important to learn few basic constructs of Data Virtualization. For example, what is a virtual database? What is a model? and so forth. For more information, see the Teiid Basics.

If not otherwise specified, versions referenced in this document refer to Teiid project versions. Teiid or Data Virtualization running on various platforms will have both platform and product-specific versioning.


Data virtualization is a Technology Preview feature only. Technology Preview features are not supported with Red Hat production service level agreements (SLAs) and might not be functionally complete. Red Hat does not recommend using them in production. These features provide early access to upcoming product features, enabling customers to test functionality and provide feedback during the development process. For more information about the support scope of Red Hat Technology Preview features, see