IBM was just below Informatica on the “ability to execute” axis and just behind on the “completeness of vision” axis. The company’s product lineup in data integration includes IBM Data Replication, IBM Cloud Pak for Integration, IBM Cloud Pak for Data, IBM Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS, IBM InfoSphere DataStage on Cloud and IBM InfoSphere Information Server on Cloud. The company’s customer base for the products is more than 11,000 organizations.
Strengths: Reference customers praised IBM’s support for its data integration tools and the performance of the products, Gartner said. They cited the diverse data integration delivery styles and architectures of IBM’s products, including the range of connectors and ability to deliver on hybrid integration scenarios.
Cautions: Gartner cited customer confusion about IBM’s recent move to repackage data integration tools into the IBM Information Server for IBM Cloud Pak for Data. Some customers said IBM’s product architecture makes upgrades a challenge. IBM also received some of the lowest survey scores for self-service capabilities and ability to deliver data integration as cloud services.