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The Forrester Wave™: Data Virtualization, Q1 2012

Informatica, IBM, Composite Software, And Denodo Technologies Lead, With SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Stone Bond, And Red Hat Close Behind

January 5, 2012


Why Read This Report

In Forrester's 53-criteria evaluation of data virtualization — also known as information-as-a-service (IaaS) — vendors, we found that Informatica, IBM, Composite Software, and Denodo Technologies lead the pack because of strong enterprise-class data virtualization features and functionality such as real-time integration, data quality, transformation, caching, and modeling. SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Stone Bond Technologies, and Red Hat are Strong Performers; each offers a viable option to support particular use cases. Although Oracle no longer positions itself in the data virtualization market, Forrester evaluated its solution as a nonparticipating vendor. Red Hat continues as the most substantial vendor supporting an open source data virtualization solution. This market has sufficiently matured in that its Leaders include large well-established platform vendors, but it continues to exhibit important innovation from smaller players more exclusively focused on information virtualization and federation.

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Table of Contents

  • Data Virtualization Is Gaining Momentum Across Industries
  • Data Virtualization Evaluation Overview
  • Global Data Virtualization Deployments Show Product Maturity
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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