About data objects
A data object is a BIRT object that contains all the information necessary to connect to an external data source, retrieve data from that data source, and structure the data in a way that supports business analysis. Data objects are similar to data marts, which are simplified repositories of data gathered from corporate data sources and designed to address specific business queries.
Data architects or report developers create data objects to provide data for the following items:
Data objects use Actuate’s in-memory analytics technology, which loads data in memory to speed up the processing of data.

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