Last week the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools was published. You may have a free look thru some of the vendor’s sites. For example SAP has a link here.
I’m not going into who are leaders, visionaries, challengers or niche players. I’m a bit puzzled about who is in there at all.
We may look at two UK based vendors:
- Datactics has a good position among the niche players
- Experian QAS is not in the quadrant, but is mentioned among the vendors not meeting the inclusion criteria
If you look up Datactics on LinkedIn there are 14 employees there. If you look up Experian QAS UK on LinkedIn there are 369 employees there (and QAS has subsidiaries around the world too). This balance of strength resembles what I know from business directories.
Now, the inclusion criteria set up by Gartner may make a lot of sense, but I find it strange that it so obviously fails to reflect market reality.
Please find more information about how another analyst includes players (compared to Gartner) in the post The Data Quality Tool Vendor Difference.