The data varieties and volume of data keep growing, and the pressure is intensifying for faster data integration across the sprawling information landscape.
With data flowing into organizations from more sources than ever, both inside and outside the company firewall, the ability to see a single accurate view of all relevant data from across the enterprise, no matter the original source or format, may seem elusive.
However, support is available in the form of integration solution suites that leverage a variety of technologies. One of the newest approaches is to just leave data where it is across disparate silos and implement familiar SQL access to all the data. Other approaches leverage data virtualization, extract-transform-load (ETL), extract, load, transform (E-LT), data replication and other data services.
Data integration is critical to many organizational initiatives such as business intelligence, sales and marketing, customer service, R&D, and engineering, to name a few. Whether seeking to achieve a comprehensive view of data across disparate relational database management systems, or across unstructured data repositories and the cloud, the goal for many companies is the same - to help reduce costs and drive better decision making to fuel business success.
Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers Choice Awards for Best Data Integration Solution (Overall):
Winner: Syncsort DMX
Winners' Circle by Lonne Jaffee, CEO
With ingenuity, innovation and a healthy measure of inspiration, Syncsort is committed to helping the world’s data-intensive organizations unleash the power of Big Data with fast, secure, enterprise-grade software spanning from Hadoop to mainframes. We strive to help our customers answer the big questions by making what was hard… easy, and what was impossible… routine ... read on.
HiT Software DBMoto
Oracle Data Integrator