Vendor Landscape: Data Integration Tools

Stop hand coding data integrations; start treating data as the asset it is.

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What matters more, the vendor score or the product score? As you weigh the importance, we will generate the vendor shortlist to match your needs.

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What is a shortlist?

A shortlist is a personalized list of vendors based on the criteria you define. Your shortlist offers more information about vendor's strengths, weaknesses, price-points, etc, and ranks them according to your needs.


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What is a Value Score?

The Value Score indexes each vendor’s product offering and business strength relative to their price point. It does not indicate vendor ranking.

Vendors that score high offer more bang for the buck (e.g. features, usability, stability, etc.) than the average vendor, while the inverse is true for those that score lower.

Price-conscious enterprises may wish to give the Value Score more consideration than those who are more focused on specific vendor/product attributes.


Your Challenge

  • The organization has informal data integration processes.
  • The organization’s current integrations are a series of hand-coded, point-to-point integrations with little consistency on the tool or approach used.
  • Multiple integration tools and approaches can be costly in terms of licensing, skill development, maintenance, and long project timelines, but it is difficult to justify the cost of a data integration tool.
  • The speed of business and associated demand for data to support decision making is increasing, overwhelming IT’s ability to service requests for data transformation and blending.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Understand your business’ data needs of tomorrow, not just its data needs of today. Having discussions with business users about their plans and aspirations for data usage helps to make a better informed decision for your data integration solution.
  • The line between data integration tools and data management platforms is blurring. Review your needs in detail to determine if a separate data integration platform is needed, or if your use cases can be supported by features offered in a data management solution.
  • Cloud connectivity and cloud-based data integration tools are becoming more prominent and provide flexibility, but ensure that the tool aligns with your data architecture and data security requirements.

Impact and Result

  • Understand the overarching trends in the data integration market, as well as the most popular use cases for today’s data integration tools.
  • Evaluate a variety of data integration tools that can satisfy small to large-size enterprise needs.
  • Make a rational and informed vendor selection for a data integration solution and dramatically improve the organization’s integration process.

Vendor Landscape: Data Integration Tools

1

Evaluate the leading solutions for data integration

Understand the market and available options.

2

Identify the data integration solution that best meets your needs

Develop a shortlist to speed the selection process.

3

Issue an RFP to the shortlist of vendors

Solicit responses from shortlisted vendors to find optimal enterprise fit.

4

Review RFP winners

Ensure that selected proponents can deliver when it counts.