Trend-Setting Products in Data and Information Management for 2021

To help make the process of identifying useful products and services easier, each year Database Trends and Applications magazine presents a list of Trend-Setting Products. These products, platforms, and services range from widely accepted offerings that continue to evolve to meet the needs of their loyal constituents to breakthrough technologies that are in the early stages of adoption.

Data management and integration demands continue to increase as organizations are faced with more data flowing in from a greater variety of sources than ever before. At the same time, there is the need to extract business value, protect, and offer wider access to that data for more users. Today, being data-driven is the goal of all companies, whether long established or born digital. The Experian “2020 Global data management research” report found that nearly everyone understands the importance of data related to customer insight, business operations, and digital transformation. A key enabler of data-driven approaches are cloud services, which can offer modernization, flexibility, elasticity, and cost-saving benefits while opening the door to new technologies. However, with the use of multiple cloud and on-prem platforms, the complexity increases, creating the need to address data movement and analytics requirements.