Slideshow 40 Vendors We're Watching 2012: Integration/Governance

  • September 13 2012, 5:02pm EDT
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What: Data replication, change data capture, access and federation Why: “Real time data warehousing” Web enabled for high information availability and data integration to transfer, connect and join data resources anywhere. The big four software companies resell them and 1,000 partners OEM and integrate them. Where: Burlington, MA and Bracknell UK Of Note: New (beta) CloudBeam product makes it easier to load and move data to and between cloud environments. Customers include Deutsche Bank, HSBC, New York Life, Raymond James.

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Cambridge Semantics

What: Unified information access Why: Another upstart real-time integration player launched by brainiacs, Cambridge Semantics’ Anzo open platform integrates BI, compliance information management, IT asset management and ESB model management. Where: Boston, MA Of Note: Users include Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, Staples and U.S. Air Force. Cambridge Semantics' new Competitive Intelligence Solution has been named Best in Show at the 2012 BioIT World Conference.


What: Web-based collaborative governance tools Why: “A rock solid theoretical foundation, very community and business oriented,” a trusted advisor tells us, unlike metadata tools that get too wrapped around IT concepts. Made to allow business and technical people define their business concepts, facts and rules, in collaboration with roles, workflow, and validation. We’d call that buttoned down. Where: Brussels, Belgium Of Note: A spinoff of something called STARLab at University of Brussels, one of the first places to do database research that’s now onto advanced semantics and ontology.

Composite Software

What: Data virtualization, federation Why: Stalwart and standup, one of a few innovators to carve a future out of data virtualization and federation. Integrating disparate data sources is the specialty; what you get are virtual data marts, virtual operational data stores and data abstraction layers. Where: San Mateo, CA Of Note: Customers include Pfizer, Wachovia, NYSE Euronext, U.S. Army, the U.S. EPA, Comcast, Croc, Lowes, Merck, BMC, HP, Dell, AT&T and Time Warner.

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What: Data virtualization, federation Why: Name recognition is not a problem for Denodo, which has plied the virtual integration space for a long time now and with regular appearances on the Forrester Wave and other product reviews. If you hate ETL and like the sound of information as a service you’ll be looking this over sooner or later. Where: Palo Alto, CA Of Note: BBVA, Biogen Idec, Telefonica and Vodafone all use it.


What: Data governance and master data management Why: With longstanding emphasis on model-driven data quality, Kalido has tapped into a “No ETL” vibe of late for its product stack. The latest Data Governance Director software pushes enterprise data automation and extensive data policy monitoring for BPM officers, and its new Information Engine features out-of-the-box metadata migration. Where: Burlington, MA Of Note: Started in the late ‘90s as an offshoot from the IT department at Shell Oil. Works closely with Teradata in sales partnerships. High in customer satisfaction from a recent survey by analyst firm, The Information Difference, Kalido’s customers include Owens Corning, Labatt Breweries, Independent Health and BP.

Orchestra Networks

What: Multidomain MDM and data governance Why: As other vendors struggle with integrated governance and reference data management as a native MDM capability, Orchestra has forged unified capabilities for underlying enterprise data. The latest MDM offering homes in on the business side and the power user with timeline, integration and shared workspaces. Even as other areas of BI get more attention, here is some evidence that good governance isn’t out of vogue. Where: Boston, MA and Paris, France Of Note: Orchestra has expanded reference and master data in the cloud via Outside analyst rankings are consistently favorable in the MDM space. Enterprise users include BNP Paribas, Michelin and U.K. supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s.

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What: Open source data integration, MDM Why: Middleware solutions that enable organizations to gain more value from their applications, systems and databases. Shattering the proprietary model, Talend was first in new domains with enterprise-grade open source technologies that cover data integration and application integration needs of organizations of all sizes. Where: Palo Alto, CA and France Of Note: Talend went from dogged upstart to “Visionary” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Quality and “Leader” in the 2012 Forrester Wave for Enterprise ETL. Customer base distinctly global compared to two years ago: Porsche, Financial Times, Citi, Virgin Mobile, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Logica, UPS, Xerox, Toyota Financial Services, etc.


What: Data warehouse development and management tools Why: Modeling is at the core of your data warehouse, so do it right and leave room to iterate. Tool automation generates code, generates, documents and updates tables with version control and all your other agile/scrum needs. Where: Auckland, New Zealand Of note: "3D" product handles data warehouse planning; "Red" is the working environment for building and deployment. Customers include Man Group PLC, Vodafone, FirstData, ipc/Subway, HunterDouglas, United Rentals, Bridgestone, Coinstar.

For more:

View all the Analytics/Visualization vendors in our list here. View all the BI vendors in our list here. View all the Big Data vendors in our list here. View all the Database vendors in our list here.And click here to read the full 40 Vendors We're Watching: 2012.