Saturday, June 7, 2008

Data Quality and Data Integration tools are converging

Gartner published this week its Data Quality Tools Magic Quadrant 2008. The evaluation is based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

According to Gartner, “Leaders in the market demonstrate strength across a complete range of data quality functionality, including profiling, parsing, standardization, matching, validation and enrichment. They exhibit a clear understanding and vision of where the market is headed, including recognition of non-customer data quality issues and the delivery of enterprise-level data quality implementations. Leaders have an established market presence, significant size and a multinational presence (directly or as a result of a parent company).”

The report placed DataFlux, Business Objects, IBM, Trillium and Informatica in the leaders' quadrant.

In the niche players' quadrant are the companies: Datatactics, DataLever, Uniserv, DataMentors, Netrics, Innovative and Datanomic.

The report detected that Data Quality and Data Integration tools are converging.

Nowadays, the data quality is one of the most important issues in IT.

I think the Gartner's Magic Quadrant reports are a good source to check what is happening in the market.

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