Gartner Research

Market Guide for Data Virtualization

Published: 07 August 2017

ID: G00314826

Analyst(s): Ankush Jain , Mark Beyer , Ehtisham Zaidi


Data virtualization has matured rapidly on performance optimization, scalability, security and diverse connectivity options. This research profiles 17 vendors for data and analytics leaders as they incorporate data virtualization to provide faster data access through flexibility and agility.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • The Definition of Data Virtualization
  • The Historical Perspective and What's New
  • Data Virtualization Is Not the Same as Data Federation
  • Data Virtualization Is Not the Same as Application-Specific Semantic Virtual Tiers
  • The Core Components of a Data Virtualization Tool

Market Direction

  • Data Virtualization Continues to Assert Its Use Cases
  • Data Virtualization Tools Continue to Mature Along Three Distinct Axes
  • Common Inhibitors to Data Virtualization Adoption That Data Virtualization Tools Are Solving

Market Analysis

  • Different Provider Models for Data Virtualization Technology

Representative Vendors

  • Actifio
  • Cisco
  • Data Virtuality
  • Denodo
  • Gluent
  • IBM
  • Informatica
  • Information Builders
  • OpenLink Software
  • Oracle
  • Primary Data
  • Progress
  • Red Hat
  • Rocket Software
  • SAP
  • SAS
  • Stone Bond Technologies

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