Gartner Research

Market Guide for Data Preparation

Published: 14 December 2017

ID: G00315888

Analyst(s): Rita Sallam, Ehtisham Zaidi, Shubhangi Vashisth


Data preparation — the most time-consuming task in analytics and BI — is evolving from a self-service activity to an enterprise imperative. We profile 28 data preparation tools for data and analytics leaders to consider to accelerate agile data preparation for a range of distributed content authors.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Rapid Proliferation of Data and Analytics Demand Creates the Need for Data Preparation
    • The Data Preparation Process
    • Capabilities Needed in a Modern Data Preparation Tool
    • Operationalization of Data Preparation Flows

Market Direction

  • Overall Market Outlook

Market Analysis

  • The Four Segments of the Data Preparation Tool Market

Representative Vendors

  • Alteryx
  • Cambridge Semantics
  • ClearStory Data
  • Datameer
  • Datawatch
  • IBM
  • Lavastorm
  • Lore IO
  • Oracle
  • Paxata
  • Rapid Insight
  • SAP
  • SAS
  • Talend
  • Tamr
  • TMMData
  • Trifacta
  • Unifi
  • Capabilities Offered by Data Preparation Tools
    • Support for Diverse Data Sources and Data Types
    • Data Exploration Capabilities
    • User Collaboration Capabilities
    • Data Transformation, Blending and Modeling Capabilities
    • Capabilities Supporting Information Governance and Stewardship
    • Capabilities to Support Metadata Management
    • Other Differentiating Capabilities for Data Preparation Tools

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