About This Constellation ShortList™

We all know about the virtues of data-driven decision making, but it’s impossible to democratize business intelligence and analytics if the data is only accessible through IT. Self-service data preparation products enable analysts, data scientists and even data-savvy business users to get their hands on the data. These products support agile data discovery and exploration, as well as data blending, transformation, enrichment and delivery to a variety of analytical environments.

Self-service data prep eliminates the IT queue, enabling data-savvy users from outside of IT to come up with valuable new combinations of data, blending traditional data with new social, mobile and big data sources. The best products combine ease of use with flexibility tied to myriad data connection, profiling, transformation, enrichment and delivery options. They also foster collaboration while providing data-access and governance controls.

The Q3 2019 update adds Informatica on the strength of cloud data lake, prep, data quality, collaboration and autoscaling advances in Informatica Data Preparation. Informatica’s suite-based approach has also matured, with a supporting catalog and the CLAIR AI engine.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Capable data connection, exploration and profiling capabilities
  • Approachable to a range of data-savvy users through intuitive user interfaces
  • Flexible data blending, transformation and enrichment options
  • Balanced support for sharing and control through collaboration and governance features
  • Independent, with standalone deployment and myriad data-delivery options

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates more than 15 products categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share, and internal research.

  • Alteryx
  • Informatica
  • Paxata
  • Trifacta

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList evaluation will be updated every 180 days as needed.

Evaluation Services

If you would like to put our extensive expertise in vendor selections and contact negotiations to work for you, please contact us at ShortList@constellationr.com

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