Data integration is critical to many organizational initiatives such as business intelligence, sales and marketing, customer service, R&D, and engineering.
For many enterprises, however, the road to data-driven nirvana is stymied by the inflexible, calcified systems and processes that were laid out decades earlier and still control the data flow within many enterprises, according to Joe McKendrick, lead research analyst at Unisphere Research.
To enable this goal, a variety of techniques and processes help companies get to gain a unified picture of their disparate data, through processes such as replication, change data capture, extract-transform-load, data virtualization, and others.
Here are the winners of the 2016 DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Data Integration Solution:
Liaison Technologies ALLOY
IBM InfoSphere Information Server