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The 2021 Tech Innovator Awards

Kyle Alspach

From among 373 applicants, CRN staff selected products spanning the IT industry—including in cloud, infrastructure, security, software and devices—that offer both strong differentiation and major partner opportunities.

Data and Information Management


Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud

With the aim of revolutionizing enterprise cloud data management, Informatica’s Intelligent Data Management Cloud is a cloud-native platform capable of elastic scaling. The platform provides data integration, app integration and data management from a single location, and offers more than 250 cloud services for cataloging, ingesting, integrating, cleansing and sharing data. The Intelligent Data Management Cloud also runs on any platform—across cloud and multi-cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments—and leverages an AI engine to rapidly derive insights from data. Additional capabilities include low-code and no-code cloud data management, making the platform applicable to users without coding skills.


Cockroach Labs: CockroachDB (20.2 and 21.1)

Recent updates to the CockroachDB cloud-native database in version 20.2 included the introduction of CockroachDB on Kubernetes—packaging the solution with a custom Kubernetes Operator. In version 21.1, meanwhile, Cockroach Labs simplified multi-region deployments to make the solution easier for developers to use regardless of their location.

Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service

DataProtect delivered as a Service is the first offering from Cohesity’s Data Management as a Service portfolio, aimed at offering simplified backup, security, governance and analytics for enterprise and mid-size customer data. DataProtect delivered as a Service offers backup for data in on-premises or cloud environments, allowing data to be viewed and managed on a single platform across all locations.

Cribl LogStream 3.0

Cribl’s LogStream observability data engineering software is used to build pipelines for moving high volumes of machine log, instrumentation, application and metric data between operational, storage, analytical and security systems. Recent updates include the introduction of a cloud-native version of LogStream.

M-Files New Web

With M-Files New Web, users get a simplified user interface allowing for a more-intuitive and faster use of the M-Files information management platform. Key capabilities include a contextual view of content (placed alongside content in other sites), an intelligent search interface and an integration into Microsoft 365 applications for creation of documents as well as editing and collaboration.

Talend Data Fabric

Using Talend’s Trust Score technology, the Talend Data Fabric provides rapid evaluation for data reliability within an organization. The solution provides diagnosis and resolution for data integrity issues, and works across multi-cloud, hybrid and on-premise environments. Features include automatic indexing of datasets, offering a full picture of data health.

Kyle Alspach

Kyle Alspach is a Senior Editor at CRN focused on cybersecurity. His coverage spans news, analysis and deep dives on the cybersecurity industry, with a focus on fast-growing segments such as cloud security, application security and identity security.  He can be reached at

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