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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Best Practices: Cloud Database Migrations

    Leverage Tools To Minimize Risks And Accelerate Migrations

    March 22, 2019 Noel Yuhanna

    Cloud databases have exploded on the scene as organizations look at faster and more scalable deployments and lower their costs. However, cloud database migrations are not simple lift-and-shift; they require careful planning, technical skills, and tools to succeed, especially when dealing with large and complex deployments. This report provides best practices to help enterprise architecture (EA) professionals manage a successful and less disruptive cloud database migration process.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    March 14, 2019 Noel Yuhanna

    NoSQL has become critical for all businesses to support modern business applications. In our 26-criterion evaluation of NoSQL providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Aerospike, Amazon Web Services (AWS), ArangoDB, Couchbase, DataStax, Google, IBM, MarkLogic, Microsoft, MongoDB, Neo4j, Oracle, RavenDB, Redis Labs, and SAP — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management, Q1 2019

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    March 12, 2019 Henry Peyret

    In our 29-criterion evaluation of master data management (MDM) providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — BackOffice Associates, EnterWorks, IBM, Informatica, Magnitude Software, Pitney Bowes, Reltio, Riversand, SAP, Semarchy, Stibo Systems, and TIBCO Software — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Business Platform Vendors Step Up To Accelerate Software-Based Transformation

    Software Companies Now Offer Digital Transformation Consulting

    February 19, 2019 Nigel Fenwick

    Forrester's Now Tech research on transformation accelerators highlights services firms with the capabilities to help CIOs and CDOs effectively scale local innovation and deliver enterprisewide digital transformation to create new business models. But the market for acceleration services also extends into an ecosystem of software platform vendors. Three platform vendors are already stepping up to offer customers accelerator advisory services.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Hadoop/Spark Platforms, Q1 2019

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    February 13, 2019 Noel Yuhanna, Mike Gualtieri

    Cloud Hadoop/Spark (HARK) platforms accelerate insights by automating the storage, processing, and accessing of big data. In our 25-criterion evaluation of HARK providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudera, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, MapR, Microsoft, Oracle, Qubole, Rackspace, and SAP — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right one for their needs. Note: Cloudera and Hortonworks completed their planned merger on January 3, 2019, and will continue as Cloudera. This Forrester Wave reflects our evaluation of each company's independent HARK platforms prior to the completion of the merger.

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