2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant

According to Gartner, “The data integration tool market continues to mature, with increased focus on big data integration, cloud data integration, streaming data integration and operationalizing data lakes. Data integration tool vendors must address new deployment models, data types and requirements to remain competitive.”

In other words, the data integration tool market is growing and changing rapidly, and companies need to be aware of the latest trends in order to make the best choices for their businesses. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools.

What is the Gartner Magic Quadrant?

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is a report published by research and advisory firm Gartner that evaluates and ranks technology companies in a particular market. The report is based on Gartner’s evaluation of each company’s “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision.”

The 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools includes 19 different vendors, which are evaluated and ranked according to the following criteria:

  • Ability to execute
  • Completeness of vision
  • Market understanding
  • Marketing strategy
  • Sales strategy
  • Offering (product) strategy
  • Business model
  • Vertical/industry strategy
  • Innovation
  • Geographic strategy
  • Implementation capabilities

Based on these criteria, Gartner has placed the 19 vendors into one of four categories: Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries, or Niche Players. Leaders are companies that are performing well today and are expected to continue doing so in the future. Challengers are companies that have the potential to become Leaders if they make some changes to their offerings or business models. Visionaries are companies that have innovative products but may not have the executional skills or market presence to back them up. Niche Players are companies with specialized offerings that appeal to a small subset of the overall market.

Of the 19 vendors included in this year’s report, Informatica is ranked as a Leader, while IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Talend are ranked as Challengers. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Hortonworks, SnapLogic and Syncsort are ranked as Visionaries; while Attunity, CData Software, Dell Boomi, IRI Software Solutions , Matillion , Pitney Bowes Software , Riversand Technologies , SAS Institute , Sherpa Software Group , Talend Open Source Integration Cloud Service (OSICS) , Tamr , TIBCO Software and Xplenty are ranked as Niche Players.


If you’re in the market for a data integration tool, it’s important to do your research before making a decision. The 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools can help you narrow down your options and choose a vendor that best meets your needs.