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        Organizations that make a higher proportion of business decisions based on data stand to gain competitive advantage, responding faster to worker and customer demands for more innovative, data-rich applications and personalized experiences. The need for organizations to operate smarter requires insights derived from analytics through process and technology. Organizations of all sizes and industries are challenged to manage, govern, and process an increasing torrent of data generated in many formats by a multitude of disparate sources, while at the same time increasing analytic agility and accelerating business decision-making through the use of discovery, machine learning, predictive analytics and visualization, as well as generative AI. Doing so requires cultural and organizational, change, as well as the adoption of new technologies that enable new approaches to increase the value derived from the accumulated data. Ventana Research offers research-based guidance on the use of artificial intelligence to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. Embracing the changes of this dynamic market segment is required to maintain competitiveness and to achieve performance goals throughout the organization. Ventana Research can help.

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        Look Out: Computer Vision in AI is Coming Into Sight

        Advances in computer vision are enabling enterprises to expand use cases and build the skills necessary to maximize value from unstructured data.

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        Generative AI Makes Natural Language Analytics a Reality

        Generative AI boosts natural language analytics beyond just queries to include data preparation and governance, and generate SQL, reports and dashboards.

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        2024 Market Agenda for Artificial Intelligence: Improving Productivity and Experiences

        The 2024 Market Agenda for Artificial Intelligence will help enterprises form a strategy to realize the full business value of AI and process automation.

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        Actian combines storage and processing with data ingestion, integration and transformation to speed access to data and deliver informed business decisions.

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        Explorium Facilitates the Use of External Data for Analytics and AI

        Explorium helps customers better integrate external data to accelerate the development of analytics projects and machine learning models.

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        Avoiding the Complexity and Cost of the Modern Data Stack

        The desire to choose among software tools gave rise to the modern data stack, but consolidated platforms may offer cost-effective data management support.

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        Oracle Evolves Database Services for Generative AI and Multi-Cloud

        Through a partnership with Microsoft, Oracle Database@Azure expands the reach of Oracle’s database and generative AI capabilities to multi-cloud users.

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        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Data Observability evaluates Precisely.

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        Collibra is Exemplary in Data Observability Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Data Observability evaluates Collibra.

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        Boomi Promotes Business-Focused Integration Modernization

        Boomi Platform’s suite of services optimizes the development, deployment and management of integrations.

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        Acceldata is Innovative in Data Observability Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Data Observability evaluates Acceldata.

        Market Perspective
        Monte Carlo is Exemplary in Data Observability Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on Data Observability evaluates Monte Carlo.

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        Rivery is Vendor of Merit in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates Rivery.

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        Stonebranch is Vendor of Merit in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates Stonebranch.

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        MongoDB Targets Relational and Generative AI Workloads

        MongoDB provides support for generative AI, compatibility with key relational database features and can facilitate migration from the relational model.

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        Prefect is Vendor of Merit in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates Prefect.

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        Infoworks.io is Vendor of Merit in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates Infoworks.io.

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        Y42 is Vendor of Merit in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates Y42.

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        Hitachi Vantara is Vendor of Merit in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates Hitachi Vantara.

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        The Key Value of Database Simplicity

        Key-value stores are quick, flexible and efficient when handling simple queries.

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        Astronomer is Vendor of Merit in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates Astronomer.

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        Matillion is Vendor of Assurance in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates Matillion.

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        StreamSets is Vendor of Merit in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates StreamSets.

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        AWS is Exemplary in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates AWS.

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        Accelerating Insight with Unified Data Platforms

        The combination of cloud computing and advanced analytics has lowered the cost of storing and processing large volumes of data with a view to identifying new business opportunities and responding to competitive threats.

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        SAP is Exemplary in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates SAP.

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        Snowflake Expands Data Platform with Container Services

        Snowflake’s cloud-based analytic platform supports a complex, interconnected ecosystem of data and analytic workloads, applications and cloud services.

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        BMC is Exemplary in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates BMC.

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        Google is Exemplary in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates Google.

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        Databricks is Exemplary in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates Databricks.

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        Alteryx is Exemplary in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates Alteryx.

        Market Perspective
        Microsoft is Exemplary in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates Microsoft.

        Analyst Perspective
        Vector Search and RAG Improve Trust in Generative AI

        Organizations can increase trust of generative AI models using vector search and retrieval-augmented generation to incorporate proprietary data.

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        DataKitchen is Exemplary in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates DataKitchen.

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        IBM is Exemplary in DataOps Buyers Guide

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Buyers Guide on DataOps evaluates IBM.

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        The Buyers Guide for Data Observability Classifies and Rates Vendors

        The Data Observability Buyers Guide 2023 gauges how well offerings from seven vendors match buyers’ requirements for data observability software products.

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        Data Observability Buyers Guide: Market Observations

        Ventana Research offers market observations from the Data Observability Buyers Guide 2023 for data observability software products.

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        The Buyers Guide for Data Orchestration Classifies and Rates Vendors

        The Data Orchestration Buyers Guide 2023 gauges how well offerings from 19 vendors match buyers’ requirements for data orchestration software products.

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        Data Orchestration Buyers Guide: Market Observations

        Ventana Research offers market observations from the Data Orchestration Buyers Guide 2023 for data orchestration software products.

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        The Buyers Guide for Data Pipelines Classifies and Rates Vendors

        The Data Pipelines Buyers Guide 2023 gauges how well offerings from 18 vendors match buyers’ requirements for data pipelines software products.

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        Data Pipelines Buyers Guide: Market Observations

        Ventana Research offers market observations from the Data Pipelines Buyers Guide 2023 for data software products.

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        The Buyers Guide for DataOps Classifies and Rates Vendors

        The DataOps Buyers Guide 2023 gauges how well offerings from 18 vendors match buyers’ requirements for DataOps software products.

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        Databricks Utilizes Unity Catalog to Support Generative AI Development

        Databricks has expanded its Lakehouse Platform functionality to include generative AI, combining data and AI for more efficient development of models.

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        DataOps Buyers Guide: Market Observations

        Ventana Research offers market observations from the DataOps Buyers Guide 2023 for data operations software products.

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        Accelerating Business Transformation with Cloud-Native Databases

        Real-time data processing and intelligence are becoming essential in the development of intelligent enterprise applications that deliver content and recommendations driven by predictive and generative AI.

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        Cloudera Facilitates Versatility with Enterprise Data and AI

        The Cloudera Data Platform provides versatility to support multiple workloads, AI/ML, deployment locations and architectural approaches.

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        Generative AI Boosts Value Creation with Outcome-Led Data Integration

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        Microsoft Fabric Stitches Together Data and Analytics

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        Incorta Empowers Data Delivery and Analysis for Business

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        Confluent’s Streaming Analytics Expands Stream Processing Use Cases

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        EDA with Events Brokers Enable Stream Processing

        Event brokers are fundamental enablers of event-driven architecture, which supports stream processing for real-time business processes and insights.

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        The Missing Element in the Data Stack: Automation

        Organizations are modernizing their data stacks to handle increasing demands on their data, from a growing number of data sources to changing market conditions.

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        IBM’s Watsonx Provides a Foundation for Generative AI

        Watsonx is a comprehensive platform from IBM that supports an enterprise’s strategic adoption of machine learning and foundation models for AI development.

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        DataStax Adds Vector Search to Address Generative AI

        DataStax has enhanced its data platforms by incorporating streaming data, machine learning and vector search to address generative AI.

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        Explore Document Databases for Application Agility

        Flexible document databases are suitable for new application development as well as replacements for applications that depend on relational databases.

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        SingleStore Highlights Multi-Format Data Storage for Vector Search

        SingleStore supports hybrid data processing and multi-format data storage to allow for real-time analytic functionality and vector search.

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        Fivetran Automates Data Movement and Transformation

        Fivetran’s software simplifies and automates data movement and transformation via cloud-based extract, load and transform data pipelines.

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        How Data Observability and Data Quality Achieve Data Management

        Data quality and data observability software products are complementary and combine to deliver comprehensive data management.

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        CelerData Enables Real-Time Analytics for the Data Lakehouse

        CelerData offers a flexible data analytics platform that queries operational applications and the data lakehouse in real time.

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        Yugabyte Facilitates Migration to Distributed SQL Database

        YugabyteDB Voyager assists in assessing migration readiness, analyzing schema complexity for planning, optimizing and conducting data and database migration.

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        SAP Datasphere Simplifies Management and Use of Distributed Data

        SAP Datasphere provides data warehousing plus additional capabilities for managing and processing data across a distributed architecture.

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        Large Language Models and Generative AI: Beware Misplaced Trust

        Content generated by large language models and generative AI can be remarkably coherent, but there is no guarantee that the content is factual or accurate.

        Market Perspective
        Ascend.io Earns Data Digital Innovation Award for 2023

        Ascend.io takes home the 2023 Data Digital Innovation Award for its efficient, single-platform approach to data pipeline monitoring and management.

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        Delivering Increased Business Value from Observability with Open Standards

        Collecting, monitoring and correlating the telemetry data generated by computing infrastructure and applications along with business data is essential to operating as a digitally focused organization.

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        Improve Trust in Data with Master Data Management

        Applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to master data management software helps make data more accessible, usable and trusted.

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        Snowflake Expands Beyond Analytics in the Cloud

        Snowflake’s Data Cloud will soon provide access to data across workloads in the cloud or on premises to support an increasing range of use cases.

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        MongoDB’s Atlas Delivers Data-Driven Applications

        MongoDB’s Atlas combines a flexible document database with broad development and integration functionality to support the use of intelligent applications.

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        Tame Telemetry Data with Mezmo Observability Pipeline

        Gain greater business insight from (business and) telemetry data using Mezmo’s Telemetry Pipeline to automatically centralize, unify and transform data.

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        Seek Solace for Event-Driven Architectures and Applications

        Organizations looking to invest in, and benefit from, event-driven architecture should consider Solace’s comprehensive event-streaming, management platform.

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        Reltio Simplifies Connecting Data with Master Data Management

        Reltio offers MDM products designed to help customers improve trust in data by unifying and cleansing complex data from multiple sources in real time.

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        DataOps: Understanding the Definition and Differentiation

        Defining DataOps: what it is, what it isn’t, and how this approach ensures the quality, flexibility and reliability of data engineering processes.

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        Alation’s Data Governance Accelerates Data Intelligence

        Alation’s data catalog uses automation and machine learning to support data governance, paving the way for self-service analytics.

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        Streaming Databases Enable Continuous Analysis and Data Persistence

        Streaming databases help organizations gain a big-picture view of both historical and real-time data to advance data-driven decision-making.

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        AWS Enables Data Democratization with Amazon DataZone

        Amazon DataZone enables business teams to create data products, facilitates self-service data discovery and accelerates data democratization initiatives.

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        Empowering Data Practitioners with Modern Data Integration

        In today’s competitive business environment, organizations must effectively harness and maximize the power of data to be successful.

        Analyst Perspective
        Cockroach Labs Promotes Developer Efficiency for Distributed Databases

        CockroachDB increases compatibility with existing database tools and skills to enable developers to work efficiently with distributed data processing.

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        Exasol Accelerates Analytics With an In-Memory Database

        Exasol offers an in-memory database to accelerate analytics on an existing data warehouse, or to unify data from multiple analytic data platforms.

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        Explore Graph Databases for Better Relationships

        Adoption of graph databases may get a boost from increased standardization, as well as user interfaces targeted at developers and data scientists.

        Market Perspective
        Redis Is Vendor of Assurance in Operational Data Platforms Value Index

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates Redis.

        Market Perspective
        DataStax Is Vendor of Merit in Operational Data Platforms Value Index

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates DataStax.

        Market Perspective
        Neo4j Is a Vendor of Merit in Operational Data Platforms Value Index

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates Neo4j.

        Market Perspective
        Cockroach Labs Is a Vendor of Merit in Operational Data Platforms Value Index

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates Cockroach Labs.

        Market Perspective
        Snowflake Is a Vendor of Merit in Analytic Data Platforms Value Index

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates Snowflake.

        Market Perspective
        EDB Is a Vendor of Merit in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates EDB.

        Analyst Perspective
        Promethium Provides Data Fabric and Self-Service for Speed to Insights

        Promethium provides data fabric and self-service augmented analytics to accelerate time to insight from disparate and distributed data sources.

        Market Perspective
        PingCAP Is a Vendor of Merit in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates PingCAP.

        Market Perspective
        SingleStore Is a Vendor of Merit in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates SingleStore.

        Market Perspective
        Databricks Is a Vendor of Assurance and a Leader in Analytic Data Platforms Value Index

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates Databricks.

        Analyst Perspective
        Soda Provides Collaborative Approach to Data Observability

        Soda’s data observability software helps data teams and data consumers work collaboratively, building trust in data to boost value, improve decision-making.

        Market Perspective
        MariaDB Is a Vendor of Merit and a Leader in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates MariaDB.

        Market Perspective
        Cloudera Is a Vendor of Merit in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates Cloudera.

        Analyst Perspective
        Data-Intensive Applications Need Real-Time Analytic Processing

        The growing use of data-intensive operational applications reinforces the need for organizations to adopt real-time analytic processing.

        Market Perspective
        MongoDB Is Exemplary in Operational Data Platforms Value Index

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates MongoDB.

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        Real-Time Intelligent Applications: The Art of the Possible

        Data is a fundamental enabler of new business processes and applications, allowing organizations to deliver contextually relevant recommendations, predictions and forecasting to customers and workers, increasing efficiency and improving customer serv

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        Getting the Most Value from Telemetry Data

        Monitoring telemetry data and computing infrastructure through observability platforms is challenging but key to detecting issues and acting quickly to remedy failures and performance problems.

        Market Perspective
        Micro Focus Is Innovative and a Leader in Analytic Data Platforms Value Index

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates Micro Focus.

        Market Perspective
        Google Is a Vendor of Assurance and a Leader in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates Google.

        Analyst Perspective
        Tamr Directs Data Integrity

        Tamr’s master data management software uses AI/ML to overcome the challenges of maintaining data quality amid the growing volume and variety of data.

        Market Perspective
        Couchbase Is Innovative in Operational Data Platforms Value Index

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates Couchbase.

        Market Perspective
        Amazon Web Services Is Exemplary and a Leader in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates Amazon Web Services.

        Market Perspective
        SAP Is Exemplary and a Leader in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates SAP.

        Market Perspective
        Actian Is Innovative and a Leader in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates Actian.

        Market Perspective
        Teradata Is Innovative and a Leader in Analytic Data Platforms Value Index

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on analytic data platforms evaluates Teradata.

        Market Perspective
        Microsoft Is Exemplary and a Leader in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on data platforms evaluates Microsoft.

        Analyst Perspective
        SnapLogic Promotes Intelligent Automation for All

        SnapLogic’s Intelligent Integration Platform simplifies and accelerates data integration to make data conveniently available to decision-makers.

        Market Perspective
        InterSystems Is Exemplary and a Leader in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on data platforms evaluates InterSystems.

        Market Perspective
        Oracle Is Exemplary and a Leader in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Index on data platforms evaluates Oracle.

        Analyst Perspective
        Analytic Data Platforms Ranked and Rated for 2023

        The 2023 Analytic Data Platforms Value Index uses a structured methodology to assess how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

        Market Perspective
        IBM Is Exemplary and a Leader in Data Platforms Value Indexes

        IBM leads the field in Ventana Research’s 2023 Value Indexes on data platforms, receiving high marks across analytic, operational and overall evaluations.

        Analyst Perspective
        The 2023 Analytic Data Platforms Value Index: Market Observations

        Analyst Matt Aslett shares observations on the evolution of the analytic data platforms market and the implications for analytics applications.

        Analyst Perspective
        Operational Data Platforms: Which Software Best Meets Your Needs?

        The 2023 Operational Data Platforms Value Index uses a structured methodology to assess how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

        Analyst Perspective
        2023 Market Agenda for Data: Accelerating Data Agility

        The 2023 Market Agenda for Data will explore smarter methods for using data effectively, providing insights to guide decision-making.

        Analyst Perspective
        2023 Operational Data Platforms Value Index: Observations and Insights

        Analyst Matt Aslett shares his observations on the evolution of the operational data platforms market and the implications for operational applications.

        Analyst Perspective
        The Vendor Assessment Guide for Data Platforms: Ranked and Rated

        The 2023 Data Platforms Value Index uses a structured methodology to assess how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

        Analyst Perspective
        Acceldata Enables Data Observability

        Acceldata monitors and manages the reliability of data pipelines and data infrastructure by addressing data infrastructure scaling and performance issues.

        Analyst Perspective
        2023 Data Platforms Value Index: Market Observations and Insights

        Analyst Matt Aslett shares his observations on the evolution of the data platforms market as vendors advance products in response to customer demands.

        Analyst Perspective
        InterSystems Transforming Organizations with Cloud Smart Data Fabric

        InterSystems’ cloud data platform supports easy integration, connects data and application silos and provides database management, analytics capabilities.

        Analyst Perspective
        The Data Pantry Accelerates Actionable Analytics for Decision-Making

        An organized, well-stocked data pantry reduces time spent on data preparation, incorporates a wide range of data sources and accelerates analysis, insights.

        Analyst Perspective
        Exploring the Case for Distributed SQL Databases

        Distributed SQL databases support operational workloads used to run the business, providing scalability and resiliency necessary for business continuity.

        Buyers Guide
        Analytic Data Platforms Value Index 2023

        This Value Index report evaluates the following vendors which offer products that are considered analytic data platforms as we define it: Actian, Amazon Web Services, Cloudera, Databricks, EDB, Google, IBM, MariaDB, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Oracle, SA

        Buyers Guide
        Operational Data Platforms 2023 Value Index

        This Value Index market report evaluates the following vendors which offer products that are considered operational data platforms as we define it: Actian, Amazon Web Services, Cloudera, Cockroach Labs, Couchbase, DataStax, EDB, Google, IBM, InterSys

        Buyers Guide
        Data Platforms 2023 Value Index

        This Value Index report evaluates the following vendors that offer products that address key elements of data platforms to support a combination of both operational and analytic workloads: Actian, Amazon Web Services, Cloudera, EDB, Google, IBM, Inte

        Analyst Perspective
        Monte Carlo Bets on the Future of Data Observability

        To speed data-quality review and get to analysis faster, consider data observability software that uses AI/ML and automation to monitor data.

        Market Perspective
        Oldcastle Infrastructure Earns Digital Leadership Award with Fivetran

        Oldcastle Infrastructure earned the 2022 Annual Digital Leadership Award in Data for using Fivetran to transform into a data-driven organization.

        Analyst Perspective
        SQream if You Want to Analyze Data Faster

        By accelerating every stage of the analytics life cycle, organizations can achieve the greatest impact in lowering time to insight.

        Podcast
        Explore Data Fabrics with Ventana Research and Tableau

        Today’s episode features David Menninger, SVP & Research Director of Technology Research at Ventana Research, talking with Volker Metten and Jeremy Siewert of Tableau about data fabrics, data catalogues, and effective governance for data and analytic

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        Unlocking the Value of Telemetry Data with Observability Pipelines

        By monitoring and analyzing telemetry data in the form of logs, traces and metrics, organizations can detect issues and act faster to remedy failures and performance problems.

        Analyst Perspective
        Teradata Goes Cloud Native with VantageCloud Lake

        Teradata VantageCloud Lake is an important offering that provides a cloud-native architecture, enabling elastic scalability and support for object storage.

        Market Perspective
        Stibo Systems is a Master of Governing Data for the Enterprise

        Stibo Systems’ Product Master Data Management application enables consistent product data, improving supply chain visibility for informed decision-making.

        Analyst Perspective
        The Arguments For, and Against, In-Database Machine Learning

        Organizations must choose wisely when deciding between in-database analytics or a standalone analytics platform to gain most value, benefit from their data.

        Analyst Perspective
        Databricks Lakehouse Platform Maximizes Analytical Value

        Databricks has developed its data lakehouse platform to maximize analytical outcomes from combined data lake and data warehouse functionality.

        Analyst Perspective
        IBM’s Cloud Pak for Data Builds a Foundation for Data Fabric

        IBM’s Cloud Pak for Data helps organizations employ a data fabric approach, improving data integration and use of AI and machine learning.

        Analyst Perspective
        Actian Manages Avalanches of Data

        Actian’s Avalanche data platform eliminates data silos, blind spots with a single environment for data integration, management, processing and analytics.

        Analyst Perspective
        Orchestrating Data Pipelines Facilitates Data-Driven Analytics

        If you’re looking to create a more agile, comprehensive DataOps process, consider data orchestration to meet the needs of modern analytics environments.

        Analyst Perspective
        Cloudera Embraces SaaS with Data Lakehouse Launch

        Cloudera brings the benefits of large-scale data processing and analytics to its easy-to-use, self-service data platform via a single SaaS offering.

        Analyst Perspective
        Ocient Delivers Ad Hoc Analytics on Hyperscale Workloads

        For organizations with large datasets, Ocient’s analytic platform enables complex analytics while offering a high-touch approach to customer engagement.

        Research Perspective
        The Value of Using a Semantic Layer for AI and BI

        A semantic layer fills a void left in many analytic architectures. It is a centralized place to define business logic, ensure reporting is consistent, accelerate insights and make data more consumable.

        Research Perspective
        Using External Data to Enhance Market Segmentation

        Customer segmentation helps improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the marketing spend, enabling sales to focus on the right leads and companies to improve their margins by targeting high-value opportunities.

        Analyst Perspective
        Aerospike Has a Data Platform for Real-Time Intelligent Applications

        Aerospike’s Real-time Data Platform supports intelligent operational applications with high-performance real-time read-write capabilities.

        Analyst Perspective
        Astronomer’s Cloud-Based Data Orchestration Brings Efficiency

        Safeguarding the health of data pipelines is fundamental to ensuring data is integrated and processed in the sequence required to generate business intelligence. The significance of these data pipelines to delivering data-driven business strategies h

        Viewpoint
        Debunking the Myths of Data and Analytics

        Business analytics doesn’t have to be a mystery, yet there are many myths that persist about how to become a data-driven organization. In the age of disruption, organizations need to have access to all of their data, and they must be able to apply a

        eBook
        Information Requirements Across the Organization

        Information Requirements Across the Organization

        Analyst Perspective
        Enhancing Data Catalog with AI

        Organizations are collecting data from multiple data sources and a variety of systems to enrich their analytics and business intelligence (BI). But collecting data is only half of the equation.

        Analyst Perspective
        The Data Catalog is Indispensable for Good Data Governance

        Metadata-based data management functionality has had a role to play within products for data governance and business intelligence for much longer than that, of course, but the emergence of the data catalog as a product category provided a platform fo

        Research Perspective
        MDM is Better with Intelligent Data Quality

        Accurate data is critical for efficient business processes and operations, and to inform decision-making, but there are significant challenges to protecting data and ensuring its accuracy.

        Analyst Perspective
        Confluent Addresses Data Governance for Data in Motion

        I recently wrote about the need for organizations to take a holistic approach to the management and governance of data in motion alongside data at rest. As adoption of streaming data and event processing increases, it is no longer sufficient for stre

        Analyst Perspective
        Rockset Offers Cloud-Based Real-Time Analytics

        I have written recently about increased demand for data-intensive applications infused with the results of analytic processes, such as personalization and artificial intelligence (AI)-driven recommendations. Almost one-quarter of respondents (22%) to

        White Paper
        Top Five AI Considerations for Chief Data and Analytics Executives

        Data is an extremely valuable asset for every organization, but it is meaningless until it is used to make actionable decisions. Given the volume of data generated and collected today, using artificial intelligence with machine learning (AI/ML) is th

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        Data Lakes are Evolving and Delivering on Expectations

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        Vendors Covered

        Vendors Not Covered or Recommended

        • Akkio
        • Alibaba Cloud
        • Anaconda
        • Anthropic
        • C3
        • Clarifai
        • Cohere
        • Crowdworks
        • H20 AI
        • Hugging Face
        • Lightning AI
        • MathWorks
        • Meta
        • OpenAI
        • PyTorch (OSS)
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