Gartner Research

The State of Data Integration: Current Practices and Evolving Trends

Published: 03 April 2014

ID: G00260986

Analyst(s): Mark Beyer , Ted Friedman , Eric Thoo


Sound data integration capabilities and processes are vital for unlocking the value in information. We analyze key trends in data integration practices and technologies to show information management leaders responsible for data integration how opportunities and demand are likely to evolve in 2014.

Table Of Contents


  • Overview of the Market for Data Integration Tools
  • Practice Trends
    • Data Integration Becomes Central to the Information Infrastructure
    • Opportunities Remain to Exploit Capabilities for Big Data Initiatives
    • Buyers Want Tools to Be Suitable for a Broad Range of Use Cases
    • Synergies Exist Between Data Integration and Application Integration
    • Buyers Want a Combination of Data Integration and Data Quality Capabilities
  • Technology Trends
    • Interest in PaaS Model Increases as Deployment Approaches Diversify
    • Data Federation/Virtualization Becomes More Important
    • Demand Grows for Real-Time Delivery and Processing of Data
    • Open-Source Tools Gain Usage but Still Lack Comprehensive Functions

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