We are all familiar with fabrics – a cloth produced by weaving or knitting textile fibers. Why not apply that to data as well? Like the individual textile fibers, which come from different materials, colors, and texture, data comes in different formats and levels of quality, and from disparate locations such as on-premise, external or cloud. This variety creates problems for the data consumers, forcing them to spend an inordinate amount of time collating and formatting the data. As a result, these business users have less time to infer intelligence from the data and use it to enable faster data insights for strategic business purposes.