Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Informatica buys Itemfield, gets a sprinkle of Gartner's magic dust

Informatica has agreed to buy Itemfield - an Isreali outfit specialising in integration of unstructured and semi-structured data. That adds a useful extra string to their bow.

Coincidentally Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools has recently materialised. Informatica gets a positive write up - its stands alone with IBM in the leaders quadrant, head and shoulders above the pack (including Oracle).

Sadly my former Constellar colleagues at DataMirror don't even get on the map - DM just gets a rather dismissive one line mention for Transformation Server in the also-rans section. Is DataMirror under-marketing its product range - including Constellar Hub, or is Gartner just not too impressed with it?

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