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Dell Boomi AtomSphere®, the world's largest integration cloud, enables customers to connect any combination of cloud and on-premise applications without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration solutions.

The data-driven demands on organizations have never been greater. Two of the most pressing concerns that organizations face today are the need to provide analytic access to newer data types such as machine-generated data, documents and graphics, and the need to control the cost of information management for growing data stores. DBTA's new list of Trend-Setting Products in Data for 2014 highlights the products, platforms, and services that seek to provide organizations with the tools necessary to address rapidly changing market requirements.

Companies are rapidly running out of space in their data warehouses. Odds are, most organizations have far less capacity available than they think. Their last upgrade should have provided enough space for at least two years. However, with the rapid growth of Big Data, that's not often the case.

Award-winning Attunity Replicate is automated, easy-to-use, high-performance data replication and loading software.

As a leader in the data modeling space, CA ERwin is privileged to be an integral part of organizations' key strategic initiatives such as business intelligence and analytics, data governance, or data quality—many of which revolve around data. At CA Technologies, we understand that data runs your business, and we've put a strong focus on developing a solution that can act as an "information hub" for these initiatives.

Seamless access for data analysis across heterogeneous data sources represents ‘the holy grail' within mainstream enterprises. Designed for Big Data processing and performance at scale, Cirro is a revolutionary approach to bridging corporate analytic data silos.

As the sponsor of Cisco's acquisition of Composite Software, I am often asked about expected synergies from combining the leaders in data virtualization and networking. While I cannot divulge all our secrets, analyst firm EMA was prescient in their recent report entitled "Data Virtualization Meets the Network."

Database Plugins is pleased to have its keystone product, the Database Plugin Server, selected as a trend-setting application for 2013 by DBTA. The Database Plugin Server has certainly fostered a continuing line of innovative products.

Business intelligence initiatives, real-time dashboards, and improved reporting are on everyone's radar. Unfortunately, data is more dispersed than ever before, increasingly distributed in the various SaaS applications that a business relies upon. This makes the challenge of implementing these initiatives far more difficult than in the ‘good ole days,' where one could simply connect the tools directly to a database. SaaS data is not open and accessible in a standard way. Instead, it is exposed via APIs (programming interfaces) that require custom coding and expensive integration projects just to connect the pieces together.

Database monitoring is useless unless your monitoring system can seamlessly raise intelligent alerts to dispatch the optimum level of response. That's why Datavail, the largest pure-play database services company in North America, devel¬oped Datavail Delta, a tool built to monitor a wide variety of OS and Database parameters. Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008R2 and 2012 and SQL Server versions 2000, 2005, 2008, 2008R2 and 2012 are compatible with Delta.

The promise of "Big Data" has driven organizations to rethink their approach to traditional business intelligence. To stay competitive, organizations need to harness all of the relevant information to run the business regardless of its type (variety), its size (volume) or the speed in which its delivered (velocity). Datawatch is at the forefront of Next Generation Analytics by providing organizations the ability to analyze and understand Any Data Variety, regardless of structure, at Real-time Velocity, through an unmatched Visual Data Discovery environment.

Thank you, DBTA, for this distinctive honor, and for the opportunity to share a few words about what makes DBI Software's pureFeat™ Performance Management suite for IBM DB2 LUW distinctively different.

Delphix delivers agility to enterprise application projects, addressing the largest source of inefficiency and inflexibility in the datacenter—provisioning, managing, and refreshing databases for business-critical applications. With Delphix in place, QA engineers spend more time testing and less time waiting for new data, increasing utilization of expensive test infrastructure. Analysts and managers make better decisions with fresh data in data marts and warehouses.

The race is on! Winners and losers in business are being decided based on who can extract more value from exponentially increasing information, with agility, to meet business goals. The vision of many to many, data sources to data consumers, is very appealing to top executives but IT is struggling to get there fast enough. Data Virtualization offers the solution that is fast and strategic at the same time. With Denodo, business strategists, CIOs and other IT experts can plan the implementation of a shared data layer across the enterprise, expose a common data model and a unified interface over a multiplicity of diverse data sources that can feed and support an increasing number of business applications, from BI and analytics to portals, operational applications and web and mobile apps.

Want to stay ahead of the competition? Then you know that this endeavor demands systematic analysis of information on new patents, new technologies, competitors, competing products, market developments, industries and customer expectations. For this purpose, an efficient "radar system" provides essential support in managing these tasks: the Empolis Competitive Intelligence solution is the antenna that brings important information (or signals) to your screen.

Objectivity, Inc. is the Enterprise Database leader of real-time, complex Big Data solutions. Our leading edge technologies: InfiniteGraph, The Distributed Graph Database™ and Objectivity/DB, a distributed and scalable object management database, enable organizations to develop scalable solutions to discover hidden relationships for improved Big Data analytics, develop new ROI opportunities and improve inter-departmental business processes to achieve greater return on data-related investments.

Kore Technologies is a leading provider of enterprise integration, data warehousing, and business intelligence solutions for the mid-market, specializing in companies that use the UniData/ UniVerse (U2) database. Kourier Integrator is Kore's flagship product for Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), enabling companies to integrate and connect with disparate databases and best-in-class applications.

Since 1985, data quality's been our obsession—the driving force behind many of our scalable data cleansing and enrichment solu¬tions. It's this passion that's culminated in the creation of Melissa Data's new flagship Personator technology, our next-generation enterprise data quality solution.

OpenInsight, from Revelation Software, is a database development suite that provides Windows, Web 2.0 and .NET tools to develop and deploy mission critical applications. These tools can be used with OpenInsight's proprietary NoSQL database, nearly any flavor of SQL database, or any of the many MultiValue databases.

EnterpriseDB has created the products and an ecosystem of services and support to enable global enterprises to deploy open source software in the data center using Postgres to power their most important applications. The success of open source has been realized in other layers of the enterprise stack; Xen and KVM for virtualization, Linux for operating systems, and JBoss and Apache for middleware. Forward-thinking CIOs are now turning increasingly to the database layer and to Postgres to reduce their reliance on costly proprietary solutions.

Many of the world's most successful companies use Teradata, the world-class enterprise data warehouse, for their high-stakes analytics needs. With rapid data growth and business demands for access to new data sources, the warehouse is experiencing constantly changing demands. Scale and performance are central to those business needs and organizations are now looking to optimize their most critical analytics environments. As data ages, it is less frequently analyzed so organizations are now taking a serious look at dedicated archiving solutions. Doing so is critical for companies with significant compliance requirements. That's where RainStor comes in.

Performance as a Service is the hottest new service every database manager must know about because it delivers rapid problem resolution for application and database performance issues. Ntirety provides Database Performance as a Service through a powerful combination of technology and skills which incorporates our own Ntrust™ Database Appliance with AppDynamics PRO and DBTuna software. By bundling these together in a service, you don't need to purchase, install or manage new hardware and software to gain access to powerful performance management capabilities.

Revolution REnterprise (RRE) is the fastest, enterprise-class big data big analytics platform available today. Supporting a variety of big data statistics, predictive modeling and machine learning capabilities, RRE provides users with cost-effective and fast big data analytics that are fully compatible with the R language, the de facto standard for modern analytics users.

A Wal-Mart store in Chicago offers an endcap—will the additional product sales be greater than the trade funds expense? As important—are there trade funds available for this particular product right now? To compile the data needed to assess these promotional programs, sales executives logged into 40 (forty!) different applications to monitor dozens of screens. With JackBe Presto, the company transformed those 40 systems into a single sign-on.

An enterprise RDBMS that spans the globe is now a reality with the geographically distributed TransLattice Elastic DatabaseTM (TED). The nodes are placed wherever needed, without the distance limitations often associated with distributed systems. The system scales out easily and the data is spread across the nodes.

What do FarmVille, Guess and the Obama campaign have in common? These are shining examples of successes created by data-driven organizations. The technology that makes these possible is the HP Vertica Analytic Platform, a highly scalable and purpose-built platform for big data analytics. Founded in 2005 by database legend Michael Stonebraker, and acquired by HP in 2011, Vertica has become the defacto standard for analytics within companies like Zynga, Guess, Twitter, Comcast, Cerner, HP, and many others.

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