IT news and analysis outlet CRN recently released its 2018 Emerging Vendors, a listing that shines a light on some of the buzziest channel-focused providers. Different this year is that the list is broken down into seven distinct technology categories, including big data, cloud, data center, Internet of Things, networking, security, and storage.
CRN has gone ahead and published the Top Big Data Companies You Need To Know included in the list as an interactive slideshow. At Solutions Review, we track the solution providers that have the biggest impact on the enterprise. As such, we’ve read through CRN’s complete rankings, available here, and plucked the 4 data integration tools we think matter most. For an even deeper breakdown of the best data integration solutions, consult our popular buyer’s guide.
Confluent offers an Apache Kafka and streaming platform for the enterprise. It improves Apache Kafka by expanding its integration capabilities by adding tools that optimize and manage kafka clusters. It also features methods to ensure the streams are secure. Confluent Open Source is free to download, and Confluent Enterprise is available via a subscription service.
Gluent provides capabilities for offloading data from enterprise RDBMS silos into modern data platforms like Hadoop. Gluent Advisor helps users understand which data is best to offload from traditional databases. It then provides visibility into which data and workloads are offloadable to Hadoop. The Gluent Data Platform features components that allow users to keep relational databases relevant and reactive in hybrid environments.
Incorta aggregates large, complex business data in real-time without the need to reshape or transform it. The platform allows users to map data directly and bypass the need for the traditional star-schema approach. Incorta performs queries on complex joins for billions of records and allows for unlimited dimensionality. Users can drill from top line KPIs to support transactions with defined drill paths and hierarchies.
Nexla is a data operations platform that helps users create repeatable data flows for any data use case. Organizations will deploy Nexla to integrate, automate, and monitor their incoming and outgoing data flows. Nexla features a Flex API technology for data integration that enables users to integrate with complex- non-standard APIs. The solution can connect to basically any data format.