It's always good to have a handle on what's hot and what's not. When you're going to be visualizing data you want to know which integrators to keep an eye out for. Ventana Research has released the 2012 Value Index for Data Integration. Below is a parsed down snippet of the blog Mark A. Smith provided for Information Management.
Ventana Research has just released the 2012 Value Index for Data Integration, in which we evaluate the competency and maturity of vendors and products. Our firm has been researching this software category for almost a decade.
Our latest benchmark research in information management found that data integration is a critical component of information management strategies, according to 55 percent of organizations. Our benchmark research on organizations using this software not only uncovers best practices and trends, but it also highlights why IT is using data integration to advance its competencies across people and processes.
The Value Index analysis for data integration examines the creation and deployment of data integration processes across the enterprise and Internet. It looks at a range of business and IT-specific needs, including data modeling, integration with enterprise systems, support of information management systems, workflow and collaboration, specific support of data sources and targets, support for a variety of data including XML, content, social media and event processing. We also examine in-depth capabilities for specific types of integration with other applications and processes. Since data integration is an essential issue with information, we examined the interface to data governance, data quality and master data management, and the broader range of support for data management on an organization’s information systems.
Our Value Index assesses 13 data integration software vendors and is the most comprehensive in the industry. Eleven of them deserve to be rated Hot, which is the highest value level and demonstrates maturity of offerings. Informatica ranks at the top, followed by IBM, Information Builders, SAP, SAS, Oracle, Microsoft, Pentaho, Talend, Syncsort and Pervasive. Two vendors, SnapLogic and Attunity, were rated as Warm.
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Source: Information Management