CARY, N.C., Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gartner Inc.'s August 2017Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools places SAS in its Leaders quadrant, based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. This is the seventh consecutive year that SAS has been named a Leader. *
"With organizations continuing to develop data integration strategies that blend structured, unstructured and semi-structured data, it's important to select a data integration solution that can integrate a variety of data sources quickly," said Todd Wright, Global Product Marketing Manager for Data Management at SAS. "We believe inclusion in the Leaders quadrant further validates SAS' solutions and continued innovation in areas including self-service data prep and the introduction of machine learning to link data integration and data discovery."
According to Gartner, "The biggest change in the market from 2016 is the pervasive yet elusive demand for metadata-driven solutions. Consumers are asking for hybrid deployment not just in the cloud and on-premises (which is metadata-driven combined with services distribution), but also across multiple data tiers throughout broad deployment models, plus the ability to blend data integration with application integration platforms (which is metadata driven in combination with workflow management and process orchestration) and a supplier focus on product and delivery initiatives to support these demands."
Wright added, "SAS Data Integration technologies enable users to break down silos and ensure easy and fast access to the data they need. Because SAS' solution is built on a strong foundational metadata strategy with integrated data quality, we believe users can get analytics projects up and running faster with data they know they can trust."
SAS Data Integration technology can speed integration processes by up to 66 percent. Breaking down data silos helps users boost productivity, empower business users to access the data they need and be confident that the data is ready for anything.
*Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, Mark A. Beyer, Eric Thoo, Mei Yang Selvage, Ehtisham Zaidi, August 3, 2017. In 2011-2012, SAS appeared as SAS-Data Flux.
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