DBTA 100 2018: 10 Data Integration Vendors We’re Tracking
Database Trends and Applications recently released its sixth annual DBTA 100, a listing of solution providers that are “addressing the evolving demands for hardware, software, and services.” Some of the vendors are industry veterans while others are fresh on the scene. New in this year’s issue is a “View From The Top” which features articles written by executives who are addressing the day’s big data challenges in a forward-thinking manner. Readers can also review original research in the Unisphere Research library here.
Data and analytics leaders are being pulled in every direction. The influence of streaming data, the Internet of Things, data lakes, the increasing importance of data analytics, and the dominance of cloud computing are all playing a major role. As the report prominently notes, data is getting bigger and faster all the time, and organizations are being browbeaten by the ever-present factor of regulatory compliance.
At Solutions Review, we track those data integration providers that have the biggest impact on the marketplace. As such, we’ve read through DBTA’s complete 100-vendor list and segmented the 10 vendors we’re following on a daily basis. For an even deeper breakdown of the top data integration solutions, consult our Buyer’s Guide for Data Integration Tools.
Actian offers data integration software in on-prem and cloud editions, DataConnect and DataCloud. DataConnect is a hybrid solution that enables users to design, deploy, and manage integrations without limits on data types or volumes. Actian Cloud is an elastic platform for deploying and managing hybrid, on-prem, or cloud-to-cloud integrations in an on-demand services platform that is powered by Amazon Web Services. Actian obtained its cloud integration capabilities through its merger with Pervasive Software in 2013. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Attunity offers a range of data integration capabilities that span four distinct solutions. The vendor’s flagship product Attunity is Replicate, a tool that replicates, synchronizes, distributes, consolidates, and ingests data across all major databases, data warehouses, and Hadoop. Attunity’s traditional integration portfolio is buoyed by Attunity Compose and Attunity Visibility. The company also offers Attunity CloudBeam, an Integration Platform as a Service tool, which provides cloud-optimized data replication from all major on-prem sources to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.
Denodo is a major player in the growing data virtualization tools marketplace. Founded in 1999 and based in Palo Alto, Denodo offers high-performance data integration and abstraction across a range of big data, enterprise, cloud, unstructured and real-time data services. Denodo also provides access to unified business data for business intelligence, data analytics, and single-view applications. The Denodo Platform is the only data virtualization solution to be provisioned as a virtual image on Amazon AWS Marketplace.
HVR is a San Francisco-based data integration solutions provider. The vendor offers a wide variety of integration capabilities, including cloud, data lake, and real-time data integration, database and file replication, and database migration. HVR allows organizations to move data bi-directionally between on-prem solutions and the cloud. Real-time data movement continuously analyzes changes in data generated by transactional systems, machines, sensors, mobile devices, and websites. HVR Software was founded in 2012.
Redwood City-based Informatica is recognized as a prominent vendor in the data management software market. The company’s data integration portfolio includes both on-prem and cloud deployments. Informatica combines advanced hybrid integration capabilities and centralized governance with self-service business access for various analytic functions. Informatica recently introduced its CLAIRE Engine, a metadata-driven AI engine that delivers a broad spectrum of data management tools by applying machine learning.
Information Builders is a New York-based solution provider that offers a wide range of BI and data management software tools. The vendor’s Omni-Gen data management platform comes equipped with capabilities for data integration, data quality, and master data management. Information Builders iWay Integration Tools features API management and application integration, big data integration and contextualization, B2B integration, blockchain support as well as ETL and adapter technology that enables organizations to simplify the creation, maintenance, and expansion of data warehouses.
SnapLogic’s Enterprise Integration Cloud provides integration across applications, databases, data warehouses, big data streams, and IoT deployments. It allows both IT and business users to create data pipelines that can be deployed on-prem or in the cloud. The platform features an HTML5 visual designer and a proprietary AI algorithm called Iris that learns common integration patterns and drives self-service by recommending flows. Complete support for complex transformations, conditional operations, triggers, parameterization, aggregation, and reuse maximizes the tool’s flexibility. SnapLogic was founded in 2006.
Founded in 2012 as WebAction, Striim offers a real-time data integration solution that enables continuous query processing and streaming analytics. Striim integrates data from a wide variety of sources, including transaction/change data, events, log files, application and IoT sensor, and real-time correlation across multiple streams. The platform features pre-built data pipelines, out-of-the-box wizards for configuration and coding, and a drag-and-drop dashboard builder. Striim is based in Palo Alto, California, and backed by Intel Capital.
Syncsort offers its data integration capabilities via three distinct platforms, Syncsort DMX, DMX-h, and Ironstream. The company’s flagship tool is DMX, a solution that brings all data transformations into a high-performance ETL engine. Syncsort DMX allows users to hasten database queries and applications by putting relational databases to best use. The Intelligent Execution feature dynamically selects the most efficient algorithms based on the data structures and system attributes it encounters at run-time.
Talend offers an expansive portfolio of data integration and data management tools. The company’s flagship tool, Open Studio for Data Integration, is available via a free open-source license. Talend Integration Cloud is offered in three separate editions (SaaS, hybrid, elastic), and provides broad connectivity, built-in data quality, and native code generation to support big data technologies. Big data components and connectors include Hadoop, NoSQL, MapReduce, Spark, machine leaning, and IoT. Talend went public in July of 2016.
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