London, Ontario (PRWEB) July 03, 2012
Data Integration tools are no longer a ‘nice to have’ but a ‘need to have’ according to Info-Tech Research Group. The research firm recently published a Data Integration Vendor Landscape where they found point-to-point integration stifles growth as architectures are unable to keep up with business growth and represent weak links in mission critical integration scenarios. Informatica, IBM and SAP all ranked as Champions in a market where a hand-coding monopoly will be a business’ biggest hurdle to overcome.
“Developer resistance and prevalent in-house hand-coding continue to be data integration’s greatest competitor even though there are a number of viable vendor tool solutions in the marketplace,” said Stewart Bond, Senior Research Analyst for Info-Tech Research Group. “Since most companies are already integrating multiple data sources, these tools can make those integrations easier, faster to build and more robust compared to hand coding alternatives. Beyond integration, DI tools also enable companies to effectively manage multiple data sources.”
Informatica, ranked as a Champion in the report, provides a unified platform that is a one-stop shop for data integration. Achieving the highest advanced feature, product and vendor scores, Informatica’s unified data integration platform is designed to access, integrate, and manage any type of data on any processing platform.
Also ranked as a Champion, IBM offers a highly capable and comprehensive integration product that is backed by the flanking “Sphere” platform. InfoSphere Information Server supports key enterprise initiatives, such as warehousing, Big Data, Mobile Device Management, and information governance. It provides the ability to cleanse, transform, and deliver information for immediate action.
Champion vendor and recipient of the Value Award, SAP has a platform that has evolved and matured into a comprehensive portfolio with a strong product focus. With an agile and intuitive environment, SAP’s platform combines all data integration and quality requirements, including development, metadata and ETL functionality, and is fully web-services enabled to support an SOA architecture.
For the full list of Info-Tech Research Group’s recommendations for selecting a Data Integration Tools Vendor, visit: http://www.infotech.com/research/ss/select-the-right-data-integration-tools
Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.
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