SAP Data Intelligence Cloud, SAP HANA Cloud, and multiple SAP management data solutions were the products evaluated in the latest enterprise data fabric report.
Leading global market research company Forrester Research, Inc. has released its latest Wave report on the top 15 enterprise data fabric providers evaluated against 26 criteria grouped into three high-level categories: current offering, strategy, and market presence. German software giant SAP was named a Leader in the report titled “The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Data Fabric, Q2 2022” for its comprehensive enterprise data fabric offerings.
The report stated that Forrester has witnessed a growing data fabric trend across industries– from financial services to healthcare and energy– to part of many companies’ modernization strategy. As a digital transformation catalyst, data fabric offers an integrated and intelligent end-to-end data platform that encompasses emerging use cases. According to the report, organizations utilize data fabric in the public cloud and hybrid cloud environments to enable customer 360, fraud detection, and IoT analytics, to name a few.
SAP Named Leader in Forrester Wave Q2 Report
The Forrester Wave report offers substantial information for organizations, specifically data management professionals, when selecting the enterprise solution that matches their needs.
Marc Hartz, vice president of Product Management, SAP HANA, and Analytics, Data Management, emphasized that, more than ever, enterprises are banking on the world-class capabilities of data management solutions that ensure trusted information amidst geopolitical and business volatility. Businesses recognize the critical need to find a trusted partner to help them embark on the right path of transformation. He explained:
“As a leader in data management solutions, SAP continues to innovate and bring improved data fabric capabilities to help our customers manage complex data environments with confidence and agility. We believe this recognition from Forrester validates the comprehensiveness of our end-to-end data management solutions and how we’re enabling customers to better connect and extract value and insights from data.”
SAP was among the15 most significant enterprise data fabric providers— Cambridge Semantics, Cinchy, Cloudera, Denodo Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Hitachi Vantara, IBM, Informatica, Oracle, Qlik, SAP, Solix Technologies, Talend, Teradata, and TIBCO Software — that were researched and evaluated in the report. In Forrester’s 26-criterion evaluation, the SAP enterprise data fabric solution comprised of SAP Data Intelligence Cloud, SAP HANA Cloud, and SAP Integration Suite has excelled in the following:
- semantic data modeling
- data catalog
- governance and security
- discovery and classification
- semantic data integration
- data quality
- data transformation and lineage
- data events and transactions
- data access and delivery
- deployment options
SAP Data Intelligence Cloud: Key Element of Enterprise Data Fabric
SAP has stated that having an enterprise data fabric strategy will empower businesses to pivot quickly to adapt to the fast-evolving global conditions. Forrester mentioned SAP’s “comprehensive data management, data discovery, and data processing capabilities across on-premise and hybrid cloud to support complex data fabric use cases for large enterprises.”
One of the data fabric capabilities from SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) highlighted in the report is the SAP Data Intelligence Cloud. Referencing their experience with the solution, one customer shared:
“All in all, it’s easy to say that we could not have met our requirements without SAP Data Intelligence.”
As the data orchestration layer of SAP BTP, SAP Data Intelligence Cloud offers a comprehensive data management solution, transforming distributed data assets into actionable business insights to accelerate growth and innovation. The solution, which was also recently awarded by TrustRadius, enables data warehouse creation from heterogeneous enterprise data, streamlines IoT data streams management, and facilitates scalable machine learning.
SAP Data Intelligence Cloud’s latest update is focused on enabling customers to rely on trusted data and operationalizing machine learning by connecting and integrating distributed data assets. Aside from ensuring that data pipelines can leverage validation and quality rules, the solution also offers increased integration capabilities needed for a robust data fabric. With its capability to discover and connect data from a single business data fabric, enterprises can optimize business applications to become sustainable, intelligent enterprises.
The Forrester Wave report also emphasized that it is critical for organizations’ embarking in large and complex data fabric implementations to partner with trusted professional services vendors such as Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, Infosys, and Tech Mahindra, which are all SAP partners.