Gartner Recognizes ‘Cool Vendors’ in Data Management
May 21, 2020 -- Industry research and advisory company Gartner has recognized Cinchy, CluedIn, Inzata, and TigerGraph in Gartner’s May 2020 Cool Vendors in Data Management report.
The report notes that data augmented capacities are fast becoming a key identifier in data management solutions. In addition, the report offered recommendations that enterprises should adopt in this ever-changing landscape.
A key finding, according to the report, revealed in Gartner’s Data and Analytics Adoption Survey, "is that organizations with relatively high levels of data and analytics maturity list integrating multiple data sources (38%) and adding more agility (35%) as their top internal challenges."
Cinchy, developer of the Data Collaboration Platform from Toronto, Ontario, was recognized for its capabilities to create their own data silos.
Eric Hunter, an analyst at Gartner, stated in the report, "Organizations have numerous applications — each with their own data silos. As new applications emerge within the enterprise, established data silos are reinforced and new silos are introduced. These silos lack integration and create data duplication that drives complexity for downstream data and analytics use cases, which typically means significant data integration costs and data management complexity. With data at the core of digital business, Cinchy seeks to reimagine applications with data as the focus (in the form of a data fabric) for realizing outcomes in the modern enterprise."
CluedIn, a company from Copenhagen, Denmark that aims to help enterprises develop the data foundation they need to be successful, was selected for their work in data Integration.
Ehtisham Zaidi an analyst at Gartner, stated in the report, "Data management teams are under constant pressure to provide faster access to integrated data across increasingly distributed landscapes. In fact, data integration, data ingestion and data preparation remain prime candidates for automation in 2020. The CluedIn platform looks to simplify data integration by weaving the common pillars of data management into a consistent data fabric architecture. CluedIn provides solutions to common data management and integration challenges. These include integrating data from large and complex applications, automating data preparation, cataloging this data for the business and then making this data easy to share throughout the business in a secure manner."
Inzata, a Tampa, Florida company that develops software to help ease the complexity for information workers, was also selected as a Cool Vendor.
Eric Thoo, an analyst at Gartner, stated in the report, "Indicative of evolving trends, AI-enabled data management technologies signal new ways of bringing data together to simplify data sharing. Inzata aims at enhancing the value of data through augmented profiling, structuring and integration of data varieties to support insights. By introspecting data associations spanning internal, external and spread of data types and structures, Inzata focuses on enriching data to the context of usage scenarios, such as an integrated prospect or customer view. Descriptive capabilities that can aid in understanding data, determining relevance and accuracy, are
inferred based on prebuilt enrichment artifacts including geocoding, consumer location demographics, political data overlays, environmental data, industry-specific diagnosis and classification, and other processes of curation."
TigerGraph, developer of a scalable graph database for the enterprise from Redwood City, California, was recognized for its ability to democratize graph analytics for enterprise adoption.
Julian Sun, an analyst at Gartner, stated in the report, "TigerGraph is cool for its ability to democratize graph analytics for enterprise adoption. Its GSQL language reduces the learning curve for users to perform graph analytics without sacrificing performance. Its GraphStudio, with a visual design interface provisioned by TigerGraph Cloud, further lowers the barrier to enable users to get started with graph-based application development tasks in a sandbox approach on the cloud."