The market for data integration tools includes vendors that offer software products to enable the construction and implementation of data access and data delivery infrastructure for a variety of data integration scenarios. For vendors, the demand for traditional data integration capabilities alongside the demand for innovative solutions requires robust, consistent delivery of highly developed solutions. Similarly, data integration tools interoperate and integrate with master data tools, data governance tools and data quality tools. Examples of this type of interoperability include: • Support for governance and management of data assets • Data acquisition for analytics and business intelligence (BI) and data • Sourcing and delivery of master data in support of master data management (MDM) • Data consistency between operational applications • Interenterprise data sharing.
The event stream processing (ESP) platform market consists of software systems that perform real-time or near-real-time computations on streaming event data. They execute calculations on unbounded input data continuously as it arrives, enabling immediate responses to current situations and/or storing results in files or databases for later use. Examples of input data include clickstreams, customer orders, payments, insurance claims, social media postings, images, video, emails and other documents, and market data feeds, as well as sensor data from physical assets, such as mobile devices, machines and vehicles.