Data Integration in Media and Entertainment

The media and entertainment industry is among the emerging adopters of newer technologies and practices to enhance customer experience and inspire customer loyalty. The companies in these verticals face real-time challenges in management, sharing, and distribution of content. A reliable data integration solution is required to enable media and entertainment companies to effectively access data from external as well as internal sources. Technology solution providers for companies in the media and entertainment industry are leveraging data integration and management solutions to enable their customers to merge their data silos, such as ERP systems, CRM, and customer databases and dive deeper into this consolidated data pool to gain comprehensive business insights. Effective data integration solutions aid the analytics use cases such as motion picture and content distribution analytics, production cost analytics, financial analytics and forecasting for content distribution and royalty payment analytics for digitalized companies, helping them to be at par with competition while improving operational efficiencies and reducing total cost of ownership. Compared to other verticals, the media & entertainment industry lags behind in the adoption of advanced data integration solutions, but the trend is expected to change in the coming years with companies increasingly investing in technologies that enable them to gain comprehensive insights into the customer data pool in real time, allowing them to make informed decisions in time.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

15 companies offering Data Integration Software in Media and Entertainment were analyzed, shortlisted and categorized on a quadrant under Visionary Leaders, Innovators, Dynamic Differentiators, and Emerging Companies.

IBM, Talend, and SAP have been identified as visionary leaders as they have established product portfolios and a robust market presence and business strategy.

Jitterbit, Syncsort, Scribe Software, Attunity, Information Builders and Denodo have been identified as innovators as these vendors have a very focused product portfolio. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business.

Acxiom, Cloveretl, HVR Software, and Bedrock Data have been identified as emerging companies. They do not have very strong business strategies as compared to other established vendors. They might be new entrants and require some more time before gaining significant traction in the market. Boomi and Cisco Systems have been recognized as dynamic differentiators.

Vendor evaluations are based on two broad categories: product offering and business strategy. Each category carries various criteria, based on which vendors have been evaluated. The evaluation criteria considered under product offerings include breadth of offering, delivery, features/functionality, product quality and reliability, and product differentiation. The evaluation criteria considered under business strategy include geographic footprint (on the basis of geographic presence), channel strategy and fit, vision alignment, and effectiveness of growth (on the basis of innovations, partnerships, collaborations, and acquisitions).

VISIONARY LEADERS

Visionary Leaders generally receive high scores for most evaluation criteria. They provide mature and reputable data integration services. They also have strong business strategies. IBM, Talend, and SAP are the leading players in the data integration software market and are recognized as leaders. These vendors are making their presence felt by offering services that are required by most organizations.

INNOVATORS

Innovators demonstrate substantial product innovation as compared to their competitors. They have a very focused portfolio of data integration software solutions and the potential to build strong business strategies for their business growth to be at par with the leaders. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business. Jitterbit, Syncsort, Scribe Software, Attunity, Information Builders and Denodo are recognized as innovators. Innovators have been at the forefront in deploying their services based on the clients’ custom software requirements for the niche market.

DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS

Dynamic Differentiators are established vendors with very strong business strategies. However, they are low in the product portfolio. They generally focus on a specific type of technology related to the product.  Pentaho and Cisco Systems are recognized as dynamic differentiators.

EMERGING COMPANIES

Acxiom, Cloveretl, HVR Software, and Bedrock Data are recognized as emerging players in the data integration software market. The emerging players are specialized in offering highly niche and tailor-made solutions and services to their clients. They do not have very strong business strategies as compared to other established vendors. They might be new entrants in the market and require some more time before gaining significant market traction.

Data Integration Software in Media and Entertainment Quadrant

Comparing 26 vendors in Data Integration Software across 205 criteria.

Find the best Data Integration Software solution for your business, using ratings and reviews from buyers, analysts, vendors and industry experts

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Below criteria are most commonly used for comparing Data Integration Software tools.
  • Breadth and Depth of Product Offerings
    • Tools provided
    • Licenses
    • Services Offered
      • Training support and maintanence services
      • Consulting services
      • Managed Services
      • Other Professional Services
    • Product Offerings
      • Extract, transform and load (ETL)
      • Enterprise data replication (EDR)
      • Data federation / enterprise information integration (EII)
      • Master data management (MDM)
      • Other Applications ( Portfolio Management, Operation Risk Analysis)
  • Product Features and Functionality
    • Processing technique
    • Features offered
      • Batch Integration
      • Data Migration/Conversion (ETL)
      • Exception Reporting and Notification
    • Features
      • Text
      • Image
      • Video
      • Speech/Audio
      • Location
      • Other Product Features offered
    • Architetcure
      • Point-to-Point
      • Hub and Spoke
      • Federated
      • Distributed
  • Delivery
    • Preffered Delivery
      • Full Time Equivalent
      • Subscription / Licensing
      • Per User Basis
    • End users
      • Manufacturing
      • Retail
      • BFSI
      • Healthcare and Life Sciences
      • IT and Telecommunication
      • Governmnet and Defense
      • Media and Entertainment
      • Energy
      • Other End user(s)
    • Deployment Mode
      • On-Premise
      • Hosted / On-Cloud
    • Customer Delivery
      • Delivery - Directly
      • Delivery - Through Partners / Third-Party Vendors / MSSPs
  • Support
    • Level of Support Services
    • Customer Feedback
    • Support services
      • Technical Support
      • Customer Support
      • Sales Support
      • Other Support Services
    • Pre Sales Support
      • Software Requirement Specification (SRS)
      • Product Demos
      • Proof of Concept
      • Dedicated Account Manager (DAM)
    • Prefered Service Delivery Mode
      • On-Site Support
      • Remote Support

TOP VENDORS

  • 1

    In the data integration market, IBM is strongly positioned with its data integration platform, InfoSphere Information Server, which includes a number of data integration products/modules that users can deploy together or individually, including InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration and InfoSphere DataStage. IBM’s InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration enables users with various options to deliver data, such as ETL, virtual/federated data delivery model, or through incremental/data replication method.

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    • Enterprise
    • 1 to 50
  • 2

    Talend provides a single software platform, Talend Data Fabric, which combines the company’s data integration solutions, namely, Talend Data Integration, Talend Big Data Integration, and Talend Open Studio for Data Integration and Cloud Integration, with a common development and management environment. The company’s commercial products are available on the user-based subscription pricing model.

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    • SME
    • Redwood City, California, US
    • Founded: 2005
    • $51MN to $100MN
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 3

    SAP offers SAP Data Services, a premium product offering to the data integration market. It is a data management software, which offers comprehensive functionalities, such as data integration, cleansing, and maintaining adequate quality of the data. This data integration high-performance software offers ample flexibility to business users, to gain the advantage of the data captured from on-premises, as well as, cloud sources.

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    • Enterprise
    • Walldorf, Germany
    • Founded: 1972
    • More than $100 BN
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 4

    Information Builders offers Omni-Gen and iWay integration suite as a solution in the burgeoning data integration market. The iWay big data integration suite encompasses iWay DataMigrator, iWay Service Manager, and iWay Universal Adapter Framework, which is capable of handling both structured as well as unstructured data. The data integration software offers an interface for Hadoop and Spark data ingestion, transformation, Change Data Capture (CDC), and enrichment and cleaning of big data sources.

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    • SME
    • New York, US
    • Founded: 1975
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • 5

    Scribe ready-to-go connectors adapt to software updates, it is a simple graphical interface for code-free customization and management tools that keep things working smoothly. Scribe, works with connecting data among apps that our business groups are always asking for new data integrations which in turn helps in driving business efficiency. Scribe’s Agile Integration Platforms helps for large Enterprises, Small to Medium Businesses, Systems Integrators, and SaaS Providers. Sribe offers a lot of flexibility and configurability so one can connect data from one system to just about any other system we need to. Scribe also offers connectors to many other enterprise applications, so one has the option to streamline data movement to other systems in the future.

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    • Startup
    • Manchester, New Hampshire, US
    • Founded: 1995
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 101 to 500
  • 6

    Denodo is a data virtualization platform, which delivers all data virtualization capabilities on a single platform. It enables users to connect with disparate data sources, define data transformations and combinations according to their business requirements, and deliver data services in real-time to their enterprise platforms. It facilitates data processing capabilities to different categories of users, such as business users with self-service data discovery and search, enterprise architects, and developers.

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    • Startup
    • Palo Alto, California, US
    • Founded: 1999
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 51 to 100
  • 7

    Attunity provides a number of data integration and related products, namely, Attunity Replicate, Attunity CloudBeam, Attunity Connect, Attunity Gold Client, Attunity Managed FileTransfer, and Attunity RepliWeb. Attunity Replicate is the data replication solution, which provides high-performance data replication and loading, through a user interface. It automates the end-to-end replication process and can be integrated with Apache Kafka APIs to deliver data to HBase, Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB, and other big data platforms, in addition to database, data warehouse, and Hadoop and cloud storage.

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    • SME
    • Massachusetts, US
    • Founded: 1988
    • $51MN to $100MN
    • 101 to 500
  • 8

    Jitterbit delivers powerful, flexible, & easy to use data and application integration solutions. Jitterbit allows companies of all sizes to integrate any On-Premise, Cloud , Social, or Mobile application. Jitterbit's graphical "No-Coding" approach accelerates and simplifies the configuration and management of complex integration projects. Jitterbit helps in removing the complexity from data integration with visual interface and wizard-driven tools. The company is effectively capturing, managing and leveraging raw data to derive meaningful business intelligence (BI) for enterprises. The company builds data integration and ETL processes, with business experts deploying the data integration technology. Jitterbit’s powerful ETL tools and data integration solutions provide an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that simplifies data integration.

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    • Startup
    • Alameda, California, US
    • Founded: 2004
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
  • 9

    Syncsort offers DMX-h as its product offering in the data integration market. The software is designed to collect, prepare, blend, transform, and distribute the data in the minimum time possible. The ETL software allows data to be collected from numerous data sources, which include files, such as JSON, XML, Hadoop HDFS, and databases, such as Greenplus SQL server, Netezza, Oracle, Sybase, and Teradata.

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    • SME
    • New Jersey, US
    • Founded: 1968
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 10

    Cisco offers Cisco Data Virtualization platform as well as Cisco Information Server (CIS) as its prime offerings to the data integration market. The platform allows organizations to integrate the cloud as well as on-premises data, to gain comprehensive insights from the consolidated data. Cisco’s Cloud Data Virtualization offers easy integration with SaaS applications, such as salesforce.com and IaaS cloud-hosted applications, such as Oracle, eBusiness, and SAP.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1984
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 50,001 to 75,000
  • 11

    Pentaho Multithreaded data integration engine scales up and out and includes deployment to clustered and cloud environments. The company’s dynamic and reusable data integration templates enables users to create transformations on the platform. It manages and processes data in on-premises, hybrid and multicloud environments. It effortlessly switches from data-processing engines with in-cluster execution to increase data productivity. It also helps reducing the time needed to provide data models for business users, improving collaboration between business and IT. It helps in reducing development time by using data services to virtualize transformed data and making the data available for reports and applications.

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    • Startup
    • Orlando, Florida, US
    • Founded: 2004
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 51 to 100
  • 12

    The CloverDX previously known as Cloveretl, differentiates itself from competitors, based on the quality of its products in harmony with outstanding levels of service. The company goes extra mile to make things happen and respond rapidly to requests, never taking its customers for granted. It provides a full set of database readers and writers, JSON, XML and CSV processors, complex field mapping, email parsing, data aggregation, sorting, de-duplication and many other integration components. The technical support and maintenance package offered includes direct access to a dedicated customer portal and support team, who are right next to their developers and data consultants.

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    • Enterprise
    • Prague, Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic
    • Founded: 2002
    • 51 to 100
  • 13

    Bedrock integration starts with selecting from wide range of connectors including HubSpot, Marketo, Pardot, ConnectWise, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, NetSuite, SugarCRM, Zoho CRM, Pipedrive, Infusionsoft, Cvent and more. It can connect more than two systems at a time and map specific fields including custom fields. It provides the option to leverage object relationships e.g. to pull data from an account to a contact record, which opens data flexibility. It also pairs the data across the system by using uniques identifier for each object type. As new data comes into any connected system, it gets paired using the unique identifier. Unlike native connectors that tend to sync in only one direction, this de-duplication and pairing process works in all directions, keeping data de-duplicated & clean.

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    • Startup
    • Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Founded: 2012
    • 1 to 50
  • 14

    HVR is deployed and consumed as a single solution (All-in-one Box), which comprises multiple features, covering the end-to-end deployment and data monitoring. HVR supports a wide array of heterogeneous sources and targets, which facilitate the replication of data at scale, whether on-premises or over the cloud.

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    • Startup
    • California, US
    • Founded: 2000
    • 1 to 50
  • 15

    Acxiom is a technology and services company that offers the data foundation for the world's best marketers. They permit people based marketing everywhere through a simple, open approach to connecting systems and data that drives seamless customer experiences and higher ROI. They assess omnichannel data sources, formats and systems to ensure the best Open Garden architecture. Their architect solutions for tech stack enables data orchestration that is focused on a specific strategy, budget, and challenges to achieve optimal sustainability and ROI. They help in configuring data environments for true omnichannel identity resolution and activation across apps and platforms. They connect new and existing applications with data environments for efficient data orchestration. They help in optimizing capabilities and performance and enables growth in new data sources, channels and use cases.

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    • Enterprise
    • Conway, Arkansas, United States
    • Founded: 1969
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000

TOP REVIEWS

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#23 in Data Integration Software

“Data across systems"

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It is excellent to see how the product is paired with data across systems and the company has managed to avoid duplication. The data sync process is also very smooth.
Chief Manager - Marketing,Company Name Classified
Chief Manager - Marketing, Company Name Classified
#24 in Data Integration Software

“Managing software and data"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
Migrating objects accross environments is very simple and taking advantage of the HVR repository database access is very easy to build complex channels in a short time.
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
#24 in Data Integration Software

“Great Customer Migration Experience"

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The companies uses software to migrate customer data from one data center to another with very little downtime to the customer .
Chief Product Manager,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Manager, Company Name Classified
#23 in Data Integration Software

“Powerful Integration"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
The integration is very powerful.They are transparent snd resolve technical issues very qucikly.
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
#24 in Data Integration Software

“Very Efficient"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
HVR simplifies integration in cloud and on-premises environment for real-time analytics. Data is moved efficiently using functions such as log-based change data capture and compression.
Chief Product Manager,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Manager, Company Name Classified
#24 in Data Integration Software

“It is awesome"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
HVR is an excellent vendor to work with!! They do an outstanding job with support. HVR is easy to use and has a small foot print
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
#24 in Data Integration Software

“Stable solution "

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
They offer a good support and call back when there is a issue in regard to implementation.
Chief Manager - Marketing,Company Name Classified
Chief Manager - Marketing, Company Name Classified
#23 in Data Integration Software

“Warehouse for Data"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
BedrockData has integrated and fed with HS data to reports and dashboards that is needed for the client for building reports.
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
#23 in Data Integration Software

“Good Customer Service"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
This software is great because it syncs data seamlessly between Hubspot and Zoho. Implementation in Bedrock was easy and they made sure customers understood the system and portal before letting to go on our own. What really stands out is their customer service! Bedrock has been extremely helpful in getting syncs to run properly. Whether you need them to help you create a workflow or need them to double check that mappings are correct, they are quick to respond and quick to solve the problem.
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
#23 in Data Integration Software

“Easy Implementation "

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
Easy & simple integration in cloud and on-premises environment.It is helpful for real-time analytics & Big Data. New added functionality and management features in recent years makes the tool robust and stable replication product. Good timely support .
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#13 in Data Integration Software

“Easy Deployment"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
It is horizontally and vertically scalable that can be deployed in the cloud, behind the firewall, or both. It also fits well with an existing infrastructure like ESB.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#13 in Data Integration Software

“User friendly Interface"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
The interface is easy-to-use and one-click integration solutions, the platform helps corporate IT to encourage a smooth collaboration between IT professionals and line of business managers, giving them tools to perform simple integrations without heavy IT involvement.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#13 in Data Integration Software

“Extensible Platform"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
The platform is flexible and compatible, ensuring fast development of new integration components with minimal efforts. It also provides a nice playground for building new products and services.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#13 in Data Integration Software

“Quick and Effective tool"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
It is a very effective tool to work with the very large data sets and connect them through reusable APIs.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#13 in Data Integration Software

“Easy Integrtaion"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
It ensures very easy integration into a lot of different SaaS systems with existing connectors and it''s also quite easy to develop new connectors.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#25 in Data Integration Software

“Complete, Omnichannel View of the Customer"

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It offers complete, omnichannel view of the customer leverage with its data integration processes to unify, validate, and enhance data from offline and digital sources so users can create a complete customer view.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#25 in Data Integration Software

“Optimize Technology"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
It helps to define a strategy, architecture, and roadmap to optimize and connect technology and data to achieve true omnichannel marketing.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#25 in Data Integration Software

“Strong Deployment"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
It can deploy data environment architectures that provide the security protocols and processes one needs to not only be relevant and provide optimal customer experiences, but to protect omnichannel data completely.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#25 in Data Integration Software

“Accelerates Marketing Performance"

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It enables to accelerate marketing performance through privacy-conscious collaboration with partners that unlock more value from data and drives deeper engagement with customers.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#25 in Data Integration Software

“Maximum Value"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
The software provides the connective tissue across martech and adtech systems that allow users to maximize the value of an integrated, omnichannel consumer data foundation across all their marketing.