The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Fabric, Q2 2018

The @Forrester Wave™: Big Data Fabric, Q2 2018. @Oracle continues to broaden its Big Data Fabric solution and leads the pack.

I have written about analyst reports in the past. Last week I read about the The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Fabric, Q2 2018. A few months ago I wrote a 5 part series about Big Data Platforms. Apparently platforms like Cloudera an Hortonworks do not run the show according to this analysis report.

“Talend, Denodo Technologies, Oracle, IBM, And Paxata Lead The Pack”

According to Forrester, a Big Data Fabric is an emerging platform which accelerates business insights; “by automating ingestion, curation, discovery, preparation and integration from data silos”. It can support many types of use cases. The top big data fabric use cases Forrester has seen are:

  • A 360-degree view of the customer
  • Internet-of-things (IoT) analytics
  • Real-time & Advanced analytics

Forrester has included the following companies (Cambridge Semantics, Cloudera, Denodo Technologies, Hitachi Vantara, Hortonworks, IBM, Informatica, Oracle, Paxata, Podium Data, SAP, Syncsort, Talend, TIBCO Software, and Trifacta) into the report, based on a few inclusion criteria. The most important ones are the functionality of the offering and (of course) Cloud. The offering must be able to offer the following functionality:

  • data access
  • data discovery
  • data transformation
  • data integration
  • data preparation
  • data security
  • data governance
  • data orchestration of data sources

Of course the solution;

  • “must be able to ingest, process, and curate large amounts of structured, semistructured, and unstructured data stored in Big Data Platforms
  • “should be able to store metadata/catalogs for data modeling and data access purposes to support a globally distributed data fabric.
  • “must be able to run on cloud or on-premises platforms.”

“Oracle continues to broaden its big data fabric solution”

Oracle’s key strengths lie in its security & governance capabilities, highly scalable data movement, and transformations that can be done in real-time streaming environments. Forrester says, Oracle’s customers use the Big Data Fabric to support the various use cases, like real-time analytics, customer intelligence, IoT applications, and other Big Data applications and insights.

In a presentation I did at the UKOUG and the nlOUG last year, I uncovered some parts of the Oracle Big Data (Cloud) offering.

The following Oracle products are included in the report:

On Premise

Cloud

Find out what some of the other vendors have to say about the report:

Of course this report is only a view from one analyst. You should check what the Gartners of this world have to say to get a completer picture.

Originally published on LinkedIn.

 

Author: Daan Bakboord

I am a Self Employed Oracle Data & Analytics Consultant with a great interest in anything closely related to Oracle Big Data Analytics (OBIEE, BICS, OAC, Big Data, Data Integration, Data Visualization, Data Management, Data Architecture).

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