The Information Difference is an analyst firm that every year publishes a free online paper ranking the data quality tool vendors. The 2013 data quality tool landscape is out now.
An interesting trend is the shifts in who is in the main picture. Here are the 2012 and 2013 participants:
The number of x’s is a rough measure of market strength.
While X88 is a new vendor in the landscape there are four vendors that have dropped from the main picture to the list of other vendors.
I have earlier compared the Gartner Data Quality Tool Magic Quadrant and The Information Difference Landscape in the post The Data Quality Tool Vendor Difference and put the spot light on Experian QAS as a vendor appearing differently by not being in the Gartner Quadrant as reported here. This year Experian QAS also have dropped from The Information Difference Landscape main picture. Not the way to go I guess considering the many efforts of Experian QAS to be a leading data quality tool vendor.
Other vendors have dropped from their position in the picture. DQ Global is one. Oracle as well. And then Talend. Both Oracle and Talend are doing much more than data quality and probably some focus has shifted to other things. Talend for example has emphasized a lot on big data recently.
It’s going to be exciting to see what happens on another source of truth, being the Gartner Data Quality Tool Magic Quadrant, this year.