I have been working for InfoSphere Information Server development team since December 2005 (It was known as DataStage in those days). Gartner recently announced that InfoSphere is the leader in every sub-category of Information Integration and Governance: Data Integration, Data Quality, Master Data Management, Database Archiving, and Database Security. Analyst firm, Gartner, cited IBM with InfoSphere Information Server as number one in market share for data integration tools in a recent Gartner publication. Last month, Gartner also announced that InfoSphere MDM was cited as the leader in the customer market with 40 percent share, two times that of the nearest competitor.
According to Gartner, the database archiving market is projected to grow more than 20 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2009 to 2014, proving that IBM’s Information Integration and Governance sales plays are on target for our clients!In the reports, IBM dwarfed three leading vendors in market share in data archiving, with Informatica ranking second at 16.2 percent, Solix ranking third at 3.5 percent, and HP ranking fourth at 2.6 percent. IBM was also ahead in terms of total number of customers, at 71 percent, with Informatica at 14.2 percent, HP at 8.4 percent, and Solix at 6.4 percent of the total customer base.
Closing Thought: IBM differentiates itself (from competition) in field information integration. Why do we need this information integration after all? Will it solve my real problem of life? Will Harry marry Sally? Stay Tuned… 🙂