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Data Integration

…within the ETL tool market. Markets for replication tools, data federation (EII) and other submarkets each included vendors offering tools optimized for a particular style of data integration, and periphery markets (such as data quality tools, adapters and data modeling tools) also overlapped with the data integration tool space. The result of all this historical fragmentation in the markets is the equally fragmented and complex way in which…

Data Quality Tools

…siness opportunities. Learn more about how to leverage these opportunities at Gartner’s Data & Analytics Summit Free research and webinars from Gartner on Big Data Analytics. Master data management or MDM Read reviews of Data Quality Tools… Gartner Peer Insights has over 270 reviews on 22+ vendors in the Data Quality Tools market. Learn about these companies and these products from IT professionals who have first-hand experience with…

Data Quality Software as a Service (SaaS)

Data quality software as a service (SaaS) refers to data quality functionality (such as profiling, matching, standardization and validation) delivered using a model in which an external provider owns the infrastructure and provides the capabilities in a shared, multitenant environment used by its customers. Various offerings for data quality SaaS can be used as alternatives to in-house deployments of data quality software tools or the…

infrastructure software

…omposite application and multi-step process styles of integration.  Information management software services — This software market is defined by Data Management and Integration software and includes Data Integration Tools, Data Quality Tools and Database Management Systems. The discipline of data integration comprises the practices, architectural techniques and tools for achieving the consistent access and delivery of data across the spectrum…

Data Profiling

Data profiling is a technology for discovering and investigating data quality issues, such as duplication, lack of consistency, and lack of accuracy and completeness. This is accomplished by analyzing one or multiple data sources and collecting metadata that shows the condition of the data and enables the data steward to investigate the origin of data errors. The tools provide data statistics, such as degree of duplication and ratios of…

Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution (EDGE)

…cell, assuming that all eight time slots are used and that one time slot is not reserved for signaling. As with GPRS, bandwidth is shared by all concurrent users operating in the same cell. EDGE requires higher radio signal quality than that found in an average GSM network before higher data throughput speeds can be reached. EDGE also provides enhanced GRPS capabilities for data using 8-PSK, and when fully integrated with adaptive multirate…

CQI (continuous quality improvement)

…A methodology for to continuous improvement of the quality of an enterprise’s products, services or internal processes. Read reviews of Data Quality Tools… Gartner Peer Insights has over 449 reviews on 27+ vendors in the Data Quality Tools market. Learn about these companies and these products from IT professionals who have first-hand experience with them.  …

Entity Resolution and Analysis (ER&A)

…systems for entering data, intentional falsification of information, or the creation of false identities. Entity resolution and analysis (ER&A) leverages many aspects of data integration, master data management (MDM) and data quality management, and eventually becomes instrumental in the success of each of these practices. Additionally, all four of these disciplines (that is, data integration, MDM, data quality management and ER&A) make…

Metadata and Data Modeling Tools

Metadata and data modeling tools support the creation and documentation of models describing the structures, flows, mappings and transformations, relationships, and quality of data. These tools enable users to discover and design data models, create relationships between models, and map and reconcile physical models to logical models. Read reviews of Metadata Management Solutions… Gartner Peer Insights has over 333 reviews on 19+ vendors…

Business Intelligence (BI) Services

…s, analytics needs and data warehousing infrastructure. Solutions include areas such as corporate performance management (CPM) and analytics, in addition to the traditional BI platform, data warehouse/data infrastructure and data quality areas.   Read Gartner’s Free Research on Big Data Analytics: Information 2020 – Beyond Big Data Read reviews of Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms… Gartner Peer Insights has…

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