Forrester Research, a leading independent analyst firm just released a new Wavetm report about Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms and in it, Informatica was designated a Leader.
This is exciting news for a number of reasons.
– Personally, as a product leader focused on some of our newer technologies at Informatica, this is a positive sign of wider acceptance in the market. One might argue it’s the start of a mainstreaming process. Analyst firms don’t usually release these reports unless there are clear signs of a critical mass of customer interest (among other criteria). And indeed, in their report, the authors cited Forrester survey data that revealed firms’ use of Streaming Analytics increasing 66% in the past two years.
– To validate product and vendor qualifications, Forrester conducted reference calls with current customers, so thank you to our customers for feedback you’ve provided to the analysts about our Big Data Streaming Analytics platform. It means a lot.
– The authors make an important point in the report when they write “Streaming Analytics is anything but a sleepy, rear-view-mirror analysis of data. No, it is about knowing and acting on what’s happening in your business – now…The high velocity, white water flow of data from innumerable real-time data sources such as market data, Internet of Things, mobile, sensors, click stream and even transactions remain largely unnavigated by most firms. The opportunity to leverage streaming analytics has never been greater” We would agree.
– Finally it’s been an area of importance, investment, and diligent work (aka Blood Sweat and Tears) for Informatica for a while now. This really validates for us that we’ve been carving our surfboard in the right direction and now we are totally stoked that we’ve caught a righteous gnarly wave.
So while we’ll celebrate this accomplishment for today, the work really begins now…
To read the full report, hang loose and surf on over here