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First steps - Launching Denodo

Denodo is a global solution for heterogeneous and dispersed data source integration using a virtual approach. It can connect to a wide range of data sources like relational databases, web services, XML documents, flat files, multidimensional databases, JSON sources, etc.

Denodo will create wrappers on top of those data sources to create a common interface to access them. Then, a user can combine the data coming from different data sources by defining views, using the Administrator Tool GUI.

The diagram below shows the general architecture of the Denodo Platform:

Control Center

After the Denodo installation, a desktop icon is generated for Denodo 8.0.

First, we have to double-click on that icon to launch the Denodo Platform Control Center.

Administrator privileges are required for installing/starting the servers in Windows environments (Right-click > Run as administrator).

In Linux environments the user who performs the installation/starting of the servers (could be different) must have write/execute privileges or else the error "Error accessing the metadata while loading/storing objects" may appear.

  1. Click on Virtual DataPort in the top-left.
  2. Click on the blue play button next to Virtual DataPort Server (the first one from the top) to start the Virtual Dataport Server.
  3. When the text before that play button says "Running", start the Web Design Studio by clicking the "Start" button and click on the URL.