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WhereScape 3D Named As A Trend-Setting Product In Data And Information Management For 2015

Date: 17 December 2014 Author: Joyce Wells | Database Trends and Applications

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Trend-Setting Products in Data and Information Management for 2015

Data is increasingly being recognized as a rich resource flowing through organizations from a continually growing range of data sources. But to realize its full potential, this data must be accessed by an array of users to support both real-time decision making and historical analysis, integrated with data from other sources, and still kept locked away from hackers and others with malicious intent.

Recent Unisphere Research reports show that more and more, it is up to data management departments to lead the charge to help their organizations gain the necessary competitive advantage from data. However, managing the integration of networks, data systems, and applications to provide reliable information is becoming a bigger challenge than ever before. For example, according to a Unisphere Research report based on a survey of 285 data managers and professionals who are members of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), the activities taking the greatest bite out of staff time include performance-tuning and diagnosis, maintaining uptime and availability, and applying upgrades, fixes and patches. IT and data managers must make innovation a larger part of their jobs. In order to tighten up budgets and allow for more innovation, enterprises are turning to standardized technologies, automation, and virtualization efforts (“Efficiency Isn’t Enough: Data Centers Lead the Drive to Innovation,” sponsored by EMC).

As organizations place more emphasis on competing on analytics, issues are coming to light regarding the time it takes to locate the right data for analysis, the trustworthiness of the data—especially when it comes from social media and public cloud applications, and whether the necessary safeguards are in place to keep sensitive data private and secure. According to another Unisphere Research report (“Governance Moves Big Data from Hype to Confidence,” sponsored by IBM), both IT and business personnel admit they devote more time to just finding data and putting it into an appropriate form to analyze than they do actually analyzing it. Locating data, validating data, and then defending data actually takes the majority of their time, according to the survey of 304 managers responsible for data management.

Data security issues—and the potential risk if a data breach were to occur—are also never far from the minds of data managers. A Unisphere Research study of 353 IOUG data managers and professionals, finds that close to one half of respondents’ organizations still release production data to outside parties and more than one-fifth believe sensitive data is vulnerable to breaches. Data security is not something respondents take lightly, but it is an ongoing challenge to safeguard the expanding volumes of data on which enterprises rely. The report points out that now is the time for database administrators, who have the necessary knowledge, education, and access privileges, to step forward to work with security professionals to ensure data privacy and protect against threats (“DBA—Security Superhero: 2014 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey,” sponsored by Oracle).

Data professionals appreciate the emerging opportunities to expand their roles and work with new technologies, according to another Unisphere Research report. In this survey of 281 data managers and professionals, respondents reveal that while traditional database caretaking tasks are still a considerable part of their jobs, they are also taking on new responsibilities in the area of data science and as advisors to management. The report points to the need for organizations to provide ongoing staff training on the latest technologies and techniques; embrace cloud as a way to leverage large data assets while also offloading at least some work to a third party; and automate rote processes associ- ated with data management in order to free up data professionals for higher value activities (“The Vanishing Database Administrator—Survey of Data Professionals’ Career Aspirations,” sponsored by Ntirety, a division of HOSTING).

In total, these as well as other studies conducted by Unisphere Research over the past year draw a clear picture. More than ever, the spotlight is on data and IT management teams to help their organizations gain maximum value from their data while also mitigating risk. Fortunately, leading vendors are developing products and services to do just that. On the following pages, DBTA presents the list of Trend-Setting Products for 2015.

Company Name

Product Name

 

Product

Spotlight

1010data

1010data

 

Actian Corp.

Actian Analytics Platform

 

Actuate Corp.

Actuate BIRT Analytics 4.4

 

Aerospike, Inc.

Aerospike

 

Alpine Data Labs

Alpine Chorus 5.0

 

Amazon.com, Inc.

Amazon Web Services

 

Appfluent Technology

Appfluent Visibility 6.1

 

Attachmate 

Attachmate Reflection Security Gateway

2014

 

Attivio, Inc. 

Attivio Active Intelligence Engine 4.2 

 

Attunity Ltd. 

Attunity Maestro 

Spotlight

Bradmark Technologies, Inc. 

Bradmark Readiness Assessment Services

Spotlight

CenturyLink

CenturyLink Cloud 

 

Cirro

Cirro Data Hub

 

Cisco

Cisco Information Server 7.0 

Spotlight

Citus Data 

CitusDB 

 

Cloudant, an IBM Company 

Cloudant Sync 

Spotlight

Cloudera, Inc.

Cloudera Enterprise 

 

CodeFutures Corp.

CodeFutures AgilData

 

Compuware Corp 

Dynatrace

 

Continuent, Inc., a VMware Company 

Continuent Tungsten 3.0

 

Corvil

Corvil Giga

 

Couchbase, Inc. 

Couchbase Server 3.0 

 

DataStax 

DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 

 

Dataguise 

Dataguise for Governance Suite 

 

Datavail Corp. 

Datavail SQL Health Check 

 

Datawatch Corp.

Datawatch Desktop 12.4 

Spotlight

DBI Software

(Database Brothers, Inc.) 

DBI Software pureFeat V6.1 Performance

Spotlight

Dell Software 

Dell SharePlex 

Spotlight

Delphix 

Delphix Virtual Data Platform 

 

Denodo Technologies 

Denodo Express 

Spotlight

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. 

Embarcadero XE6 Portfolio 

Spotlight

EMC Corp. 

EMC XtremIO 

 

Empolis Information

Management GmbH

Empolis Smart Cloud

Spotlight

EnterpriseDB Corp. 

EnterpriseDB Postgres Plus Advanced

Server 

 

FairCom Corp. 

FairCom c-treeAce V10.3 

Spotlight

GridGain Systems, Inc. 

GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric v6.5 

 

HiT Software, Inc.,

a BackOffice Associates,

LLC Company

DBMoto 8.2

 

Hortonworks, Inc. 

Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2

 

HP (Hewlett-Packard Company)

HP HAVEn 

 

IBM (International Business

Machines, Corp.) 

IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration 

 

Informatica Corp. 

Informatica Big Data Edition 

 

InterSystems 

InterSystems Caché 

Spotlight

IRI, The CoSort Company 

IRI Workbench 

 

Jethrodata Inc. 

Jethrodata 

 

Kognitio

Kognitio Analytical Platform 

 

Kore Technologies

KommerceServer eCommerce Suite

Spotlight

LexisNexis Risk Solutions 

HPCC Systems Platform 5.0 

 

MapR Technologies, Inc. 

MapR M7 

 

MarkLogic Corp. 

MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL database

platform on AWS GovCloud 

 

Melissa Data Corp. 

Melissa Data SmartMover 

Spotlight

MemSQL, Inc. 

MemSQL v3 

 

Microsoft 

Microsoft Azure 

 

MicroStrategy, Inc. 

MicroStrategy Analytics Platform 

 

MongoDB, Inc. 

MongoDB 2.6 

 

Ntirety, a Division of HOSTING 

Ntirety Remote DBA Services 

Spotlight

NuoDB, Inc. 

NuoDB 2.1 

 

Objectivity, Inc. 

InfiniteGraph 3.3 

 

Oracle Corp. 

Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 

 

Paradigm4 

Paradigm4 SciDB 

 

ParStream GmbH 

ParStream Analytics Platform 

Spotlight

Paxata 

Paxata Adaptive Data Preparation 

Spotlight

Pentaho Corp. 

Pentaho 5.1 

 

Percona, LLC 

Percona Backup Service 

Spotlight

Pivotal 

Pivotal Big Data Suite 

 

Predixion Software

Predixion Insight 

 

Progress Software 

DataDirect Connect 

 

Pythian

Pythian Adminiscope 

 

Qlik Tech International 

Qlik Sense 

 

Qubole 

Qubole Data Service 

Spotlight

RainStor, Inc. 

RainStor Archive App 

 

Red Hat, Inc. 

Red Hat Storage Server 

 

RedPoint Global, Inc. 

RedPoint Data Management for Hadoop 

 

Revelation Software,

a Division of Revelation Technologies

OpenInsight 9.4

Spotlight

Revolution Analytics

Revolution R Enterprise 7 

 

Rocket Software, Inc. 

Rocket Data Virtualization 

 

SAP SE 

SAP HANA 

 

Scientel Information Technology, Inc. 

Scientel Gensonix 

Spotlight

SiSense 

SiSense 

 

SolarWinds 

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 

Spotlight

Splice Machine, Inc. 

Splice Machine 

 

Splunk, Inc. 

Splunk Enterprise 6.2 

 

SQL Sentry 

SQL Sentry Event Manager 

 

SQLstream, Inc.

SQLstream Blaze 

 

Sqrrl 

Sqrrl Enterprise 

 

Syncsort, Inc. 

Syncsort DMX 

 

Tableau Software, Inc. 

Tableau 8.2 

 

Talend 

Talend 5.6 

 

Teradata Corp.

Teradata QueryGrid 

 

Terracotta,

a subsidiary of Software AG 

Terracotta Big Memory 

 

TransLattice, Inc. 

TransLattice Postgres-XL 

 

Treasure Data 

Treasure Data 

 

Violin Memory, Inc. 

Violin Memory Concerto 7000 

Spotlight

VMware, Inc. 

VMware vSphere 

 

VoltDB 

VoltDB 4.5 

 

WhereScape 

WhereScape 3D 

 

Yellowfin 

Yellowfin 7.1 

 

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