Denodo at U-M

Service Description 

Denodo at U-M is a data virtualization and data integration platform in use at the University of Michigan. Data virtualization is a logical data layer that integrates all enterprise data siloed across disparate systems, manages the unified data for centralized security and governance, and delivers it to business users in real time.

Denodo is available at no cost to all U-M staff and faculty across the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine campuses.


The Denodo at U-M service is maintained on the Ann Arbor campus. Denodo is a pass-through solution, meaning that it pulls data from underlying data sources and delivers data to the user that can also be shared within the application. Denodo is not a data repository.

Complying with HIPAA's requirements is a shared responsibility. You are responsible for complying with HIPAA safeguards, including:

  • Using and disclosing only the minimum necessary PHI for the intended purpose.
  • Obtaining all required authorizations for using and disclosing PHI.
  • Ensuring that PHI is seen only by those who are authorized to see it.
  • Following any additional steps required by your unit to comply with HIPAA.

Denodo may be used for processing data containing Social Security Numbers (SSNs) where required by law or essential for university business processes. Information Assurance (IA) can help you explore appropriate storage locations or work with you to appropriately encrypt the data if those alternatives will not work for you. (Contact IA via the ITS Service Center.)