Readers' Choice Awards 2016
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Trends and Applications
The 2016 DBTA Readers' Choice Award Winners
Today, data is being recognized and appreciated as an asset, and even, some have suggested, a kind of currency. But beyond the obvious businesses built on data - such as Airbnb's rental business, Uber's car service app, and Alibaba's online marketplace - every business today is striving to become a data-driven organization, with turn-on-a-dime agility and rapid insights into customer behaviors and desires.
Over the years, MultiValue technology has maintained its base of committed advocates despite the decades-long trend toward relational database management systems. And, now with an expanding appreciation for polyglot persistence, or put more simply, the selection of the best tool for the job, there is a growing recognition that different data management systems offer different benefits with some simply better suited for certain requirements than others.
There is more data available to organizations than ever before, but the goal remains the same - to unlock nuggets of gold, the useful information that will result in competitive advantage for the organization, allowing it to react to customer's needs with lightning speed, uncover new opportunities, and act fast to counter competitive threats.
If information is the lifeblood of organizations today, then delivering information where it is needed faster can be considered a matter of business health, and in some cases, even business survival.
Best Database Administration Solution
Database development is growing more challenging all the time. Releases are expected to come out faster than ever, and teams are more spread out across, global geographies, time zones, and skill levels. Software deployment, meanwhile needs to be spread across cloud and onsite, and accessible through more devices than ever. What's needed is an integrated end-to-end environment with multi-platform support that helps simplify development and provides automation to achieve repeatable processes and avoid potential risks that can translate into unanticipated delays.
Best Database Performance Solution
For fast-paced, turn-on-a-dime digital enterprises, with demands for 24-by-7 uptime, no activity is more vital than keeping database systems up and running. Today, database availability is no longer just a critical IT issue; it is a critical business issue. To be prepared in the event of system failures, infrastructure owners and DBAs have developed strategies to increase resiliency and assure availability of data.
Data is increasingly appreciated by companies as their most valuable asset. But the problem is that this view is not just held by organizations themselves, there are others - including hackers and - who see it that way as well. IT and data managers can play a pivotal role in enterprise security because they are the insiders with trusted status and they are aware of where the data is stored and how best to reduce or eliminate threats. Newer security technology can also relieve many of the manual burdens associated with database monitoring.
Best Data Modeling Solution
The last thing companies want is tainted data merging with incorrect information. The process of maintaining data integrity enhances the reliability of information for use by a business. This is where tools to ensure data quality come in.
Best Data Governance Solution
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.
Data replication advances a number of enterprise goals, supporting scenarios such as distribution of information as part of business intelligence and reporting initiatives, facilitating high availability and disaster recovery, and as part of a no-downtime migration initiative.
Best Change Data Capture Solution
Data virtualization provides organizations with the ability to allow the business and IT sides of organizations to work closer together in a much more agile fashion, and helps to reduce the complexity.
Best Cloud Integration Solution
Best Streaming Data Solution
Business intelligence encompasses a variety of tools that enable organizations to collect data from internal systems and external sources, prepare it for analysis, develop, and run queries against the data, and create reports, dashboards and data visualizations.
As data grows, organizations are looking for ways to dig up insights from underneath layers of information. Data mining solutions provide the tools that enable them to view those hidden gems and facilitate better understanding of new business opportunities, competitive situations, and complex challenges.
Query and reporting solutions are part of a comprehensive business intelligence approach in every organization. As long as enterprises need to gather data, BI groups look to utilize query and report programs as primary applications that produce output from information systems
Efficient, secure storage plays a critical role in the enterprise. Tech companies are offering smarter storage solutions, enabling greater efficiency through data compression, information lifecycle management, and tiered storage strategies.
Everyone knows the three Vs, volume, velocity, and variety, of big data but what's required is a solution that can extract valuable insights from new sources such as social networks email, sensors, connected devices as sensors, the web, and smartphones.
Our goal at Amazon Web Services (AWS) is to enable our customers to do things that were previously not possible, and make things that our customers can already do simpler and better at a much lower cost.
To manage growing data volumes and pressing SLAs, many companies are leveraging Apache™ Kafka and award-winning Attunity Replicate with next-generation change data capture (CDC) for streaming data ingest and processing.
It is both exciting and validating to be selected as the number 1 data modeling solution by DBTA's discerning readers for the third consecutive year in a row!
The MapR team would like to thank the DBTA readers for the "Best Streaming Data Solution" award and their continued support. There is an exciting paradigm shift happening in terms of how we process event data in real time to better react to business opportunities or risks.
Navicat is all about innovation. We understand what time means to our customers — the need to leverage time in order to stay competitive in today's business world.
The potential of your business intelligence or data processing application is limited without a comprehensive data connectivity solution. Staying competitive and relevant requires a breadth of data connectivity options.
Applications are heart of all critical business functions and an essential component to nearly everyone's job, affecting productivity, job satisfaction and ultimately revenue.