Data integration and on-demand data access is a bottleneck to performing analytics in environments where data is distributed and siloed. Most organizations lack technologies and expertise to create a scalable data fabric that connects systems. Data access tools should be reusable, and not custom integration into an application or environment. Unifying data requires working from architectural principles. This paper, written by industry analyst Mark Madsen of Third Nature, discusses how Teradata QueryGrid makes it easy to query and move data between systems in their analytics environment, and is designed to be as scalable as the platforms it connects to.