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The Data Management Playbook For 2019

Your Business Is Only As Fast As Your Data

Today, what you know, and how well you use that knowledge, fuels your competitiveness and growth. You must change how your firm provisions and manages data to keep up with empowered customers and...

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  • Report Now Tech: Translytical Data Platforms, Q3 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 18 Translytical Data Platform Providers
    August 16, 2019 | Noel Yuhanna, Mike Gualtieri

    You can use translytical data platforms to reduce architectural complexity, infuse transactional applications with real-time insights, and accelerate new insights by leveraging a common data...

  • Report Now Tech: IoT Data Management Solutions, Q2 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 22 IoT Data Management Solution Providers
    June 6, 2019 | Noel Yuhanna, Michele Goetz

    You can use internet-of-things (IoT) data management solutions to deliver a comprehensive view of IoT data, become significantly more productive, and accelerate IoT initiatives. But to realize...

  • Report Big Data Fabric 2.0 Drives Data Democratization

    Advanced Level: Data Practices For Insights-Driven Businesses
    May 9, 2019 | Noel Yuhanna

    Business users want faster and easier access to trusted data to make accurate business decisions, while technology organizations want to simplify data management. Three years ago, Forrester...

  • 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;...

  • 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,...

  • Report Future-Proof Your Data Management Architecture

    Seven Strategies To Consider In Keeping Your Architectures Current
    March 13, 2019 | Noel Yuhanna

    Changing business requirements and new technologies drive constant change in data management architectures. Without an effective data management strategy, organizations won't meet the growing...

  • Report Evaluate Your Data And Information Management Maturity

    Assessment: The Data Management Playbook
    January 16, 2019 | Michele Goetz

    Strong data management enables insights into customer needs and optimal business operations. It also is a prerequisite for competing with the coming wave of AI-powered systems. Enterprise...

  • Report Now Tech: Master Data Management, Q1 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 20 Master Data Management Providers
    January 15, 2019 | Henry Peyret

    You can use master data management (MDM) to get a 360-degree view of your customers, to improve data quality and produce more accurate reports, and to prepare for sharing product data with partners...

  • Report Data Technology Pathfinder

    Landscape: The Data Management Playbook
    December 19, 2018 | Michele Goetz

    The variety, velocity, and volume of data continue to explode; business stakeholders want direct access to diverse data; and firms now set policies and assume the risk of data management and usage....

  • Report Create A Road Map For A Real-Time, Agile, Self-Service Data Platform

    Road Map: The Data Management Playbook
    November 20, 2018 | Michele Goetz, Noel Yuhanna

    Data bottlenecks create business bottlenecks. The days of provisioning data simply to meet the requirements of systems of record are over. Business stakeholders at the executive and...

  • Report Four Steps To A Data Management Strategy In Light Of Big Data

    Strategic Plan: The Data Management Playbook
    November 16, 2018 | Michele Goetz, Mike Gualtieri

    Data is the lifeblood of your entire organization. It should enlighten every function of the business, including CX, operations, marketing, sales, service, and finance. A data management (DM)...

  • Report Customer Experience Demands Outcome-Oriented Data Governance

    Processes: The Data Management Playbook
    November 16, 2018 | Michele Goetz

    Data governance programs often start with a burst of enthusiasm and then fade away. This creates peaks and valleys in an organization's ability to know its customers and engage relevantly with...

  • Report Data Performance Management Is Essential To Prove Data's ROI

    Performance Management: The Data Management Playbook
    November 13, 2018 | Michele Goetz

    Insight is the engine of today's businesses. The value of a company can be measured by the performance of its data. This report helps enterprise architects and chief data officers (CDOs) close the...

  • Report Your Business Is Only As Fast As Your Data

    Executive Overview: The Data Management Playbook
    November 13, 2018 | Michele Goetz

    Today, what you know, and how well you use that knowledge, fuels your competitiveness and growth. You must change how your firm provisions and manages data to keep up with empowered customers and...

  • Report Put The Business Back In Your Data Management Business Case

    Business Case: The Data Management Playbook
    November 12, 2018 | Michele Goetz

    Be customer driven: It's time for enterprise architects to put the business back in the business case. Partner with business stakeholders to define where and how data will advance the business and...

  • Report STIR Your Data For Context

    The Definitive Guide To Semantics
    November 8, 2018 | Michele Goetz

    Your business stakeholders, data scientists, and analysts want data to just work. Today, that simply isn't the case. They are spending too much time taking on data management and governance tasks...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Data Warehouse, Q4 2018

    The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    October 29, 2018 | Noel Yuhanna

    Cloud data warehouse (CDW) deployments are on the rise as firms look at lowering costs, supporting new accelerated insights, and simplifying data management. In our 25-criterion evaluation of CDW...

  • Report Now Tech: Hadoop/Spark Platforms, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 18 Hadoop/Spark Platform Providers
    July 20, 2018 | Noel Yuhanna, Mike Gualtieri

    You can use Hadoop/Spark (HARK) platforms to access open source innovation, become significantly more productive, and foster collaboration. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Machine Learning Data Catalogs, Q2 2018

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    June 21, 2018 | Michele Goetz

    In our 29-criteria evaluation of machine learning data catalogs (MLDCs) providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Alation, Cambridge Semantics, Cloudera, Collibra, Hortonworks, IBM,...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Fabric, Q2 2018

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    June 12, 2018 | Noel Yuhanna

    Big data fabric, an emerging platform, accelerates insights by automating ingestion, curation, discovery, preparation, and integration from data silos. Forrester identified the 15 most significant...

  • Report Data Is Business; Are You Prepared?

    Benchmarks: The Data Management Playbook
    February 14, 2018 | Michele Goetz

    The great awakening that data is business is clear to enterprise architects. The next step is to set the right priorities and agenda to shore up your data management capabilities to support systems...

  • Report Insight Platforms Connect Data To Action

    Intermediate Level: Technology Practices For Insights-Driven Businesses
    January 24, 2018 | Brian Hopkins

    The pace of innovation and availability of data are outstripping firms' ability to keep up. Read this report to understand how an emerging class of software — insight platforms — can better connect...

  • Report Stretch Your Data Management Capabilities

    Continuous Improvement: The Data Management Playbook
    January 10, 2018 | Brian Hopkins

    Firms face an enormous data management challenge: how to act on data and insights to serve increasingly powerful customers and outmaneuver disruptive competitors. Architects once had time to plan...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Translytical Data Platforms, Q4 2017

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    November 28, 2017 | Noel Yuhanna, Mike Gualtieri

    Analytics at the speed of transactions has become an important agenda item for organizations. Translytical data platforms, an emerging technology, deliver faster access to business data to support...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Virtualization, Q4 2017

    The 13 Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    November 15, 2017 | Noel Yuhanna

    Enterprise data virtualization has become critical to every organization in overcoming growing data challenges. These platforms deliver faster access to connected data and support self-service and...