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Survey Analysis: It's Time to Push Your Data Integration Tools Beyond the Basics

Published: 16 December 2015

ID: G00292129

Analyst(s): Ehtisham Zaidi , Eric Thoo


Sound data integration capabilities are vital to unlock the value in information. This report highlights key data integration tool functions, emerging data delivery styles and other parameters, such as pricing, that are critical to customer satisfaction.

Table Of Contents

Data Insights

  • Data Integration Grows in Importance
    • Overview of the Market for Data Integration Tools
  • Adoption Trends for Key Data Integration Tool Functions and Data Delivery Styles
    • Bulk/Batch Data Delivery Remains the Dominant Delivery Style, but Opportunities Exist to Exploit Nontraditional Styles Like Federation/Virtualization, Message-Oriented Movement, and Replication and Synchronization
    • Buyers Can Exploit the Data Quality Capabilities of Their Existing Data Integration Tools to Drive Synergies
    • Opportunities Remain to Exploit Capabilities for Big Data Initiatives
    • Synergies Exist Between Data Integration and Application Integration
    • Interest in iPaaS Model Increases as Deployment Approaches Diversify
  • Customer Satisfaction With Key Data Integration Functions
    • Opportunities Exist for Vendors to Differentiate Their Offerings on Modern Data Delivery Styles
    • Established Vendors Score Well for Traditional Data Delivery Styles but Poorly for Modern Data Delivery Styles and Functionalities
  • Customer Satisfaction With Development, Deployment and Support of Existing Data Integration Tools
    • Users Express Significant Dissatisfaction With Vendors' Prices (Actual Cost of Data Integration Tool Relative to Its Value) and Pricing Methods
    • Vendors' Product Support and Version Upgrades/Migrations Need Further Improvement
  • Survey Demographics
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

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