Yokneam, Israel – September 7, 2022 – Recognized for its completeness of vision and ability to execute, K2View is honored to have been selected by Gartner as 1 of the world’s top 21 data integration vendors (among 100s of candidates). K2View is 1 of 4 new entrants into this well-established and mature Magic Quadrant, along with giants AWS, Hitachi, and Palantir.
Key Use Cases and Critical Capabilities for Data Integration
According to the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools report, data integration is “the discipline comprising the architectural patterns, methodologies, and tools that allow organizations to achieve consistent access and delivery of data across a wide spectrum of data sources and data types to meet the data consumption requirements of business applications and end users. Data integration tools enable organizations to access, integrate, transform, process, and move data spanning various endpoints and across any infrastructure to support their data integration use cases.”
Key use cases include data engineering, cloud data integration, and operational data integration, preferably run on data fabric architecture.
Critical capabilities include data movement topology, data virtualization, API services, complex data transformation, augmented data integration, data preparation, and integration portability – with support for metadata, data governance, DataOps, and FinOps.
What’s new in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools?
Here are 7 facts to walk away with:
In the 2022 report, Gartner selected 21 vendors out of hundreds of candidates, based on highly structured criteria, and a very detailed methodology.
K2View is 1 of 4 new vendors added to the Magic Quadrant since the 2021 report.
Being evaluated for the first time in the Magic Quadrant, K2View entered the report as the most visionary Niche Player, outranking AWS, Fivetran, Qlik, Hitachi, Fivetran, and others, in its completeness of vision.
The smaller, more focused, companies in the data integration space, continue to disrupt the larger, more mature vendors – by combining more effective go-to-market strategies, and more visionary product offerings.
The Niche Players in this year’s report have demonstrated their ability to outperform dozens of tool and solution offerings that were considered – and eventually excluded – from the 2022 Magic Quadrant.
The data integration market grew 11.8% in 2021, compared to 6.8% in 2020, driven by the need to support modern data delivery styles, and cloud data ecosystems.
While Data Fabric is considered an essential architecture, there’s growing demand for Data Mesh in response to enterprise requirements for decentralized, and domain-oriented, data delivery of Data Products.
K2View Scores High with Gartner x 3
1. 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools
In the 2022 Gartner MQ for Data Integration Tools, Gartner highlighted 3 strategic strengths for K2View:
Business focus and usability
"K2View is clearly focused on addressing business challenges through its data integration technology. As opposed to other products, which may be targeted toward technical personas, K2View’s strategy and go-to-market aligns with common business outcomes and use cases, such Customer 360, legacy data migration, test data management, and operational intelligence for real-time insights (such as churn prediction, credit scoring or fraud detection)."
Unique “Micro-Database” architecture
"K2View supports a distributed and scalable architecture where the dataset for each business entity is managed in its own Micro-Database™. This allows K2View to concurrently manage billions of Micro-Databases with near-real-time data movement, including the ability to apply in-flight data transformations."
Flexible data virtualization capabilities
"K2View offers a capability called “dynamic data virtualization,” in which some data can be accessed from the source via virtualization and other data can be accessed from a Micro-Database, which is asynchronously synced with the sources. This ability to decide which data will be stored physically, and which will be virtualized, provides advantages in terms of performance optimization and load management on source systems."
2. Critical Capabilities for Data Integration Tools
In the technical report accompanying the MQ, “Critical Capabilities for Data Integration Tools”, Gartner showcased the following 4 strengths of the K2View platform:
Data movement topology
"With support for multi-directional movement of data in near real time and batch, the platform is a highly scalable parallel processing architecture able to concurrently manage billions of Micro Databases."
Stream data integration and data virtualization
"It is easy to switch between data integration methods and the product supports near real time, and low latency, data movement (less than 200 milliseconds)."
Complex data transformation
"Its graphical user interface provides no-code support for hundreds of prebuilt basic, intermediate, and complex functions. The product also features a visual debugger for troubleshooting transformations."
Operational data integration
"The platform supports data movement topology, complex data transformations, and DataOps."
3. Gartner Peer Insights
K2View ranked 2nd (with an average score of 4.5 out of 5) in the customer review ratings for Data Integration Tools, in Gartner Peer Insights. Here are a few notable customer quotes:
“K2View is an exceptionally advanced operational data hub platform.”
“K2View Fabric provides enterprise data integration and transformation capabilities on a robust and resilient platform.”
“K2View is a great tool for supporting multiple architecture business requirements.”
“K2View excels in operational use cases, where real-time performance is mandatory.”
About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant (MQ) refers to a series of market research reports published by IT consulting firm Gartner, based on qualitative data analysis methods to indicate market trends, such as direction, maturity, and participants. The reports, listing 3 strengths and 3 cautions for each vendor that qualifies, are conducted on a number of technologies, and are updated every 1 to 2 years.
Gartner ranks vendors on 2 criteria – completeness of vision and ability to execute – which respectively form the x and y axes of the quadrant. The composite scores position vendors in 1 of 4 quadrants: Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries, and Niche Players.