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The Magic Quadrant (MQ) is a well-known and influential series of research reports published annually by the IT research and consulting firm Gartner, Inc. These reports provide overviews and actionable insights regarding market direction, shifts, and players in various major IT markets

Based on the Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools released by Gartner on August 3, 2017, Denodo recognizes two key trends in modern data integration: (1) metadata-driven data integration solutions, and (2) “Growing demand for real time and recognition of the required speed of digital business.” Gartner points out, “In the context of digital business, “business moments” — opportunities of short duration or a point in time that sets in motion a series of events involving people, business and things — are increasingly attracting the attention of enterprises.”

Let’s take a closer look at Denodo’s perspective on these key market trends.

Growing Demand for Metadata-driven Integration Solutions

The ongoing proliferation of devices coupled with the distributed nature of data sources has created an indispensable role for metadata. Metadata provides knowledge such as location of the device and nature of the data, which facilitates integration of data regardless of its origin or structure.

Enterprises are incorporating data quality and data governance functions as part of data integration flows. Embedding these processes in the integration pipeline necessitates sharing of metadata between the integration tools, and the quality and governance tools.

Metadata also facilitates performance optimization in integration scenarios by providing information on the characteristics of underlying sources in support of dynamic optimization strategies.

Denodo believes that metadata will play an increasingly vital role in modern data integration, which is consistent with Gartner’s observation that “The biggest change in the market from 2016 is the pervasive yet elusive demand for metadata-driven solutions.”

Metadata is a cornerstone for integration solutions incorporating logical data architectures such as logical data warehouse and logical data lake.

The Denodo Data Virtualization Platform is a modern and agile data integration platform that enables metadata-driven solutions through its built-in metadata capabilities such as ingestion, sharing, search and analysis of metadata along with a metadata repository.

Growing Importance of Real-time Insights in Digital Business

Digital businesses want to take advantage of fleeting opportunities by integrating and analyzing data in real time to quickly exploit perishable insights to achieve and maintain competitive advantage. Big data generated by Internet of Things (IoT) provides enterprises with the opportunity to optimize and innovate their products and processes, but demands real-time insights.

The Denodo Data Virtualization Platform is a real-time data integration technology that fulfills the demands of digital business with much needed speed and agility. Because data virtualization doesn’t move or replicate data, it provides seamless real-time insights on big data and delivers the promises of real-time responsiveness.

Download the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools for Further Insights.

Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, Mark A. Beyer, Eric Thoo, Mei Yang Selvage, Ehtisham Zaidi, 3 August 2017. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

Lakshmi Randall