The Biggest Data Integration News Items During the First Half of 2021

The Biggest Data Integration News Items During the First Half of 2021

Our editors curated this list of the biggest data integration news items during the first half of 2021, as highlighted on Solutions Review.

Data integration is a combination of technical and business processes used to combine different data from disparate sources. This process generally supports the analytic processing of data by aligning, combining, and presenting each data store to an end-user. Organizations commonly use data integration software for enterprise-wide data delivery, data quality, governance, and analytics.

Part of Solutions Review’s ongoing analysis of the big data marketplace includes covering the biggest data integration news stories which have the greatest impact on enterprise technologists. This is a curated list of the most important data integration news stories from the first half of 2021. For more on the space, including the newest product releases, funding rounds, and mergers and acquisitions, follow our popular news section.

The Biggest Data Integration News Items During the First Half of 2021

Workato to Extend Product and Technology with $110M New Funding (January)

Workato announced that it has secured a Series D funding round worth $110 million according to a press release on the company’s website. The capital injection brings Workato’s total earned to more than $221 million since its founding in 2013. The round was led by Altimeter Capital and Insight Partners. Workato will use the new investment to expand product innovation and technology development. It will also broaden its customer success program and host its first user conference in 2021. Workato previously raised $70 million in Series C funding in November 2019.

In a media statement about the news, Workato co-founder and CEO Vijay Tella said “There’s been explosive growth in business apps and cloud technologies, but their potential remains largely untapped. This explosion has created tech chaos with siloed data, fragmented business processes and broken UX. Workato addresses this with a single platform built for business and IT that easily, reliably, and securely connects their apps, data, and business processes so teams can work smarter and faster. With our new investment, we’re looking forward to helping other companies around the world use integration-led automation to transform how they work.”

Fivetran Releases New Data Connectors for IBM, Oracle and SAP (January)

Fivetran announced a new suite of data connectors for IBM, Oracle, and SAP in a press release on the company’s website. The pre-built connectors add to the more than 150 already maintained by Fivetran. Specifically, Fivetran now manages data integration for enterprise databases like IBM Db2 on Linux, Unix, and Windows, as well as SAP HANA. Fivetran data connectors feature end-to-end automated replication capabilities such as managed maintenance, automatic schema management, failure recovery, and incremental updates.

In a media statement about the news, Fivetran Vice President of Product Fraser Harris said “Enterprise data teams just don’t have the time to build, manage and maintain the enormous number of data integrations that are being requested. We see it as our mission at Fivetran to eliminate this burden, freeing up invaluable time by providing an extensive library of easy-to-use, fully managed and maintained data connectors. Because we observe tens of thousands of customer connector configurations and manage more than one million syncs daily, we’re able to apply our insight and continuous pipeline optimizations across all of our 1600-plus customers, providing added value for all.”

Matillion Raises $100 Million in Series D Funding After Banner 2020 (February)

Matillion has announced $100 million in Series D funding according to a press release on the company’s website. The round, which was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from existing investors, brings Matillion’s total capital raised to more than $160 million since its founding in 2011. The funding will enable Matillion to meet the demand for its cloud data integration products. The news comes on the heels of the company’s release of Matillion Exchange ETL marketplace from July.

In a media statement on the news, Matillion CEO Matthew Scullion said “Simply put, Matilion makes data useful. Matillion accelerates the value of today’s cloud data platforms, ensuring that data teams can work smarter and faster. We look forward to our next phase of growth, as we empower more enterprise customers with efficient, affordable and flexible solutions that turn data into their most strategic asset.”

MuleSoft Composer is the First Salesforce UI-Embedded Integration Tool

MuleSoft announced the release of MuleSoft Composer, a new solution designed to connect apps and data to Salesforce for faster connected experiences. MuleSoft Composer is the first generally available Composer solution according to the vendor, and is built atop the company’s popular Anypoint Platform. It’s also the first integration solution embedded in the Salesforce UI. Composer does not require users to write code. Salesforce acquired MuleSoft in March 2018.

In a media statement on the news, MuleSoft CPO Meir Amiel said “Across every business function and industry, our customers are reimagining their customer, employee, partner and product experiences. MuleSoft Composer will continue to expand our vision to help companies realize speed, agility and efficiency by empowering anyone – from IT to now business – to unlock apps and data with clicks, not code, and without losing security and governance.”

Talend Acquired by Thoma Bravo in $2.4 Billion-Dollar Deal (March)

Talend was acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $2.4 billion, according to a press release on the company’s website. Upon completion of the transaction, Talend will become a private company. The deal will enable Talend to continue investing in its cloud transition and enhance its data integration offerings for customers. The news comes on the heels of Talend’s September unveiling of Talend Trust Score, a tool that instantly assesses the reliability of an organization’s data.

In a media statement about the news, Talend CEO Christal Bemont said “I am pleased with how the team has executed through the challenges of 2020 and successfully delivered on the strategic initiatives and targets we laid out a year ago. As we look forward, the transaction with Thoma Bravo – a firm with a successful track record of helping the companies it acquires achieve long-term, sustainable growth – will provide Talend with additional capital, resources, and expertise to execute against our mission and leverage a large market opportunity to help all organizations become data-driven.”

Denodo Unveils New Cloud Data Integration Tool Denodo Standard (March)

Denodo recently announced the release Denodo Standard, a new data integration solution available on leading cloud marketplaces. Denodo Standard utilizes the company’s data virtualization engine to enable real-time analytics and data services without replicating the data into another repository. The product can be purchased directly from a customer’s preferred cloud marketplace of choice, whether on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. The offering also touts by-the-hour pricing as well.

In a media statement about the news, Denodo Senior Vice President Ravi Shankar said “The goal of Denodo Standard is to enable organizations of all sizes to unlock the value of their data assets faster, and with a lower cost and resource commitment. By leveraging cloud infrastructure automation, usage-based pricing, and free trials in the cloud marketplaces, we have lowered barriers to start using Denodo for data integration.”

Trifacta Launches Industry-First Data Engineering Cloud (April)

Trifacta recently announced the release of Trifacta Data Engineering Cloud, a major expansion of its visual data preparation platform. The product is headlined by multi-cloud support with solutions that are optimized for each platform. Users can choose between ETL or ELT, or an optimal combination of the two based on cost. Trifacta Data Engineering Cloud also touts universal connectivity to more than 180 enterprise data sources both on-prem and in the cloud. Trifacta’s cloud integrates with all toolchains as well.

In a media statement about the news, Trifacta CEO Adam Wilson said “Accelerating data preparation and democratizing ETL for these users and their cloud data warehousing projects requires an enterprise-grade data engineering platform that is open, intelligent, and self-service. We’ve created the Trifacta Data Engineering Cloud to meet these needs.”

Oracle Unveils Oracle Cloud Infrastructure GoldenGate Service Offering (April)

Oracle recently announced the release of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure GoldenGate service, which makes its GoldenGate data integration technology available via a fully-managed cloud service. The product provides customers with a real-time data fabric platform to design, executive, orchestrate, and monitor their data replication and streaming data events. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure GoldenGate service also touts an elastic, pay-per-use framework for general purpose database replication, data integration and real-time ingestion to the cloud.

In a media statement on the news, Oracle EVP of Mission-Critical Database Technologies Juan Loaiza said “Oracle GoldenGate is a highly trusted data integration solution for thousands of customers worldwide, including 84 percent of Fortune Global 100 companies. Oracle is now delivering the enterprise-hardened GoldenGate technology as a cloud-native elastic service to provide customers a simple-to-use, integrated, operational and analytic real-time data fabric. It cuts both the time and cost of creating a data integration solution in half compared to the options provided on competing clouds.”

Jitterbit Unveils New Integration Marketplace and Resource Hub (May)

Jitterbit recently announced Jitterbit Marketplace, a new solution and expertise marketplace where vendors can provide customers with Jitterbit-certified resources. The marketplace includes Application Connectors, Integration Recipes, Process Templates, and related delivery services for implementing API integration solutions. At launch, Jitterbit Marketplace touts more than 200 solutions assets and over 20 Jitterbit-certigi9ed service providers to choose from.

In a media statement on the news, Jitterbit Senior Vice President of Partner Development, Channels and Alliances Ron Wastal said “API integrations are historically done by vendors or solution consultants that code them as one-offs, but the new Jitterbit Marketplace changes that.   We want our ecosystem to build on top of our platform and create repeatable integrations that benefit end-users.”

MuleSoft Unveils Latest Version of Anypoint with DataGraph Platform (May)

MuleSoft recently announced the release of the latest version of its flagship integration and API platform, MuleSoft Anypoint with DataGraph. The latest version, which the company is referring to as a “major release” enables developers to quickly access and serve data from multiple existing APIs with a single query, and without having to write any code. MuleSoft’s Anypoint DataGraph will be generally available this month.

In a media statement on the news, MuleSoft Chief Product Officer Meir Amiel said “Every industry is under pressure to deliver digital innovation faster to meet rising customer expectations and adapt to changing market dynamics. Any digital project requires integration, data, security, governance and APIs. With MuleSoft, companies are rethinking their approach to integration and APIs based on secure, reusable building blocks to solve their most immediate need and lay the foundation for ongoing innovation.”

Clearlake-Backed Precisely Acquires Data Governance Firm Infogix (May)

Clearlake Capital-backed Precisely recently announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire data governance software provider Infogix. Terms of the deal were not made available, but the merger is a major move coming on the heels of Clearlake’s acquisition of Precisely from March. Syncsort re-branded to Precisely as a result of the company’s acquisition of the Pitney Bowes software data business in August 2019. The transaction is expected to close by the end of Q2 2021.

In a media statement on the news, Precisely CEO Josh Rogers said: “As companies seek to position and differentiate themselves for the digital era, they quickly realize that success requires trusted data. Precisely provides that foundation with maximum accuracy, consistency and context so businesses can make confident data-driven decisions. Infogix is a perfect fit for Precisely, with highly complementary data quality products and services, and a leading data governance solution that our customers have been seeking.”

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