Part of selecting the best on-premise data integration software solution for your organization is making sure it aligns to business objectives. There a wide variety of great data integration tools out there that focus on a specific use case or niche in the market. However, just because a specific set of capabilities works for one organization does not necessarily mean it will make do for another. The first step in the vendor selection process is to identify those providers whom offer products for your environment specifically. This ensures the best-fit and an excellent launch point for future deployments.
One place to begin your search for the best on-premise data integration software is G2 Crowd, a technology research site in the mold of Gartner, Inc. that is backed by more than 400,000 user reviews. G2 provides a handy Crowd Grid for on-premise data integration that is broken down by deployment size and includes the mid-market and enterprise. This is an excellent starting point to purchasing the right solution and one we definitely recommend. The standings rotate on a rolling basis so check back often if you are in-market. These are the nine on-premise data integration software tools included in G2’s Crowd Grid that we think you should consider first for any mid-market or enterprise deployment.
Microsoft offers its data integration functionality on-prem and in the cloud (via Integration Platform as a Service). The company’s traditional integration tool, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), is included inside the SQL Server DBMS platform. Microsoft also touts two cloud SaaS products: Azure Logic Apps and Microsoft Flow. Flow is ad hoc integrator-centric and included in the overarching Azure Logic Apps solution.
Software AG is a data integration industry veteran and offers a variety of capabilities to integrate and manage data in mainframe, mid-tier, desktop or cloud systems. Software AG offers a wide range of database drivers that allow users to create a single view of multiple databases and allow real-time access to data. The solution also provides simplified SQL access to more than 150 data sources, as well as new data virtualization functionality.
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.
Cleo provides options for integrating data across internal systems and cloud applications, as well as to and from partners and customers. The vendor’s product suite enables organizations to completely manage B2B, application, cloud, data lake and network notification use cases with secure exchange, transformation, validation and integration throughout the multi-enterprise ecosystem. Cleo was founded in 1976 and is based in Illinois.
Riva offers CRM integration to more than 10 of the world’s top systems including Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, NetSuite, Infor and more. Riva does not require any client-side plug-ins to install, configure or manage. The platform can be configured to sync contacts, leads, person accounts, calendar events and many additional file formats. Riva also provides control over how CRM records are synced, and it now supports Marketo marketing automation.
StarfishETL integrates ERP, marketing automation, social media, email, and even obscure systems with your CRM. Its framework supports projects of every size and complexity with cloud, on-prem and hybrid capabilities. It also offers data management, backup and data cleansing functionality to prevent hacking, systems outages and other unforeseeable events. StarfishETL was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Greater Chicago.
TIBCO offers a fully integrated data platform that can handle a variety of data integration use cases. The company’s acquisition of Cisco’s data virtualization technologies rounds out its product portfolio even further. TIBCO’s integration solution can be deployed on-prem, in the cloud, or via a hybrid model. Cloud-native application integration, API management, IoT connectivity, and an eye on evolving customer needs has TIBCO’s arrow pointing straight up in.
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.
SAP provides on-prem and cloud integration functionality through two main channels. Traditional capabilities are offered through SAP Data Services, a data management platform that provides capabilities for data integration, quality, and cleansing. Integration Platform as a Service features are available through the SAP Cloud Platform. SAP’s Cloud Platform integrates processes and data between cloud apps, 3rd party applications, and on-prem solutions. The company also provides tools that allow users to browse and discover APIs via API Business Hub.