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September 23, 2016

Attunity Replicate for SAP Helps Companies Embrace Analytics

Attunity this week introduced an SAP (News - Alert) data replication solution to allow organizations to do analytics more quickly and easily.

This new offering is available for premises-based environments or via major cloud platforms. It will be generally available starting in the fourth quarter.

SAP has been running the world’s largest enterprise organizations for decades, and now those entities are realizing the value of analytics, but they can’t get the full value of analytics unless they can access their data in an affordable and timely fashion, says Kevin Petrie, Attunity’s (News - Alert) senior director of product marketing. Attunity Replicate for SAP is a very efficient and effective new option for integrating SAP data into new analytics platforms like Hadoop and Apache Kafka, he adds.

Using this solution, he says, organizations can use a point-and-click, browser-based interface to move data by the batch or in real time with CDC. That’s a whole lot easier than moving data manually, which requires coding, he adds, and it frees up valuable programmers to do other important work.

Here’s an example of how Attunity Replicate for SAP might come into play at a company. Say a business is running real-time operations on SAP, using it to log customer transactions for its online store. Attunity Replicate for SAP can extract that data; send live replicas of it to Hadoop; in Hadoop that data can be comingled with other information from sources like social media streams; and that combination of data can be used to generate real-time offers to customers online.

In its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools Report, Gartner (News - Alert) named Attunity a challenger. Others in the challenger quadrant include Microsoft and Adeptia. According to Gartner, the leaders in the space are Informatica, IBM, SAP, Oracle (News - Alert), Talend, and SAS; Information Builders, Cisco, and Denodo are visionaries; and Actian and Syncsort are niche players. Petrie said Burlington, Mass.-based Attunity, whose solutions are used by half of the Fortune 100, believes its simple and intuitive interface is part of what separates it from the pack.

“It is no easy feat to transfer disparate data types and high data volumes across various platforms in a timely manner,” Melissa Kolodziej, senior director of marketing communications, wrote in an August blog noting Attunity’s Gartner challenger designation. “That’s why making data integration fast, easy, and efficient is a valued capability that requires an understanding of customers’ needs, market-leading innovation, and high-performance technology.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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