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Critical Capabilities for Data Integration Tools

Published: 18 August 2022


Data integration tools address a wide range of use cases that rely on key data delivery capabilities. This research helps data and analytics leaders identify vendors’ relative strengths across these capabilities and select the right tool in support of their integration needs.

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Key Findings
  • Data movement topology and complex data transformation are the highest-scoring critical capabilities in this evaluation. However, support for specialized data delivery styles such as data virtualization and stream data integration are less consistently delivered across the range of products evaluated.

  • FinOps support and data governance support are the lowest-scoring critical capabilities in this evaluation. Products with these capabilities can make a huge impact in solving integration complexities like multicloud/intercloud in the coming years.

  • Metadata capabilities (such as integration with external catalogs) within data integration tools are on the rise. Data integration products with a native data catalog or high support

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  • Amazon Web Services
  • CloverDX
  • Denodo
  • Fivetran
  • Hitachi Vantara
  • IBM
  • Informatica
  • K2View
  • Matillion
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Palantir
  • Precisely
  • Qlik
  • Safe Software
  • SAP
  • SAS
  • SnapLogic
  • Software AG (StreamSets)
  • Talend
  • Data Movement Topology
  • Data Virtualization
  • Stream Data Integration
  • API Services
  • Complex Data Transformation
  • Augmented Data Integration
  • Metadata Support
  • Data Preparation
  • Integration Portability
  • Data Governance Support
  • DataOps Support
  • FinOps Support
  • Data Engineering
  • Cloud Data Integration
  • Operational Data Integration
  • Data Fabric

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