Solutions Review’s listing of the best data virtualization tools for Azure is an annual mashup of products that best represent current market conditions, according to the crowd. Vendors are assessed if they have a use case-focused offering designed for professionals in this industry.
The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best data virtualization tools for Azure to fit the needs of their organization and use case. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process — one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we’ve profiled the best data virtualization tools for Azure providers all in one place. We’ve also included links to each company’s use case-specific product page so you can learn more.
Note: The best data virtualization tools for Azure are listed in alphabetical order.
The Best Data Virtualization Tools for Azure
AtScale offers a data virtualization platform that enables users to connect BI tools to live data sources without moving data. The product features support for time-based calculations, hierarchies, semi-additive metrics, multi-level measures, and many-to-many relationships. Customers can use existing BI tool drivers to connect to data platforms as well, and AtScale natively connects Excel to live data on-prem and in the cloud. AtScale includes automatic data lineage and auto-optimized query response time functionality.
CData Software offers data integration solutions for real-time access to online or on-prem applications, databases, and Web APIs. The vendor specializes in providing access to data through established data standards and application platforms such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, SSIS, BizTalk, and Microsoft Excel. CData Software products are broken down into six categories: driver technologies, enterprise connectors, data visualization, ETL and ELT solutions, OEM and custom drivers, and cloud and API connectivity.
Data Virtuality accesses, manages, and integrates any database and cloud service by combining data virtualization and extract, load, and transform (ELT) processes. The company offers data pipeline solutions in two iterations (self-service and managed), and Logical Data warehouse, a semantic later that allows users to access and model data from any database and API with analysis tools. Data Virtuality connects to more than 200 data sources and offers a number of data replication features based on use case.
Denodo is a major player in the 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.
Informatica’s data integration tools portfolio includes both on-prem and cloud deployments for a number of enterprise use cases. The vendor combines advanced hybrid integration and governance functionality with self-service business access for various analytic functions. Augmented integration is possible via Informatica’s CLAIRE Engine, a metadata-driven AI engine that applies machine learning. Informatica touts strong interoperability between its growing list of data management software products.
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization is a data supply and integration solution that sits in front of multiple data sources and allows them to be treated as a single source, delivering the needed data in the required form at the exact moment an application or user requests it. It performs on both Windows and Linux platforms, reducing adoption complexities. It offers top virtualization benchmarks for performance and scalability on both platforms.
TIBCO Software is a Palo Alto-based, publicly held solution provider well-known in the data and analytic marketplace, but also offers a growing portfolio of integration tools. TIBCO’s data virtualization product provides access to multiple and varied data sources. Users can search for and select from a self-service directory of virtualized business data. The tool features an orchestrated data layer, centralized metadata controls, and advanced query options.
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