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10 Jan 2018

First-ever IDC MarketScape for Asia/Pacific Big Data and Analytics Platform 2017 Vendor Analysis

SINGAPORE, January 11th, 2018 - IDC Asia/Pacific just released its first-ever IDC MarketScape for Asia/Pacific Big Data and Analytics Platform 2017 Vendor Assessment, where it names Splunk and IBM were named to the Leaders category. The report assesses the Big Data and Analytics (BDA) solutions available in the market among 11 global vendors with a presence in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) and identifies their strengths and challenges. A comprehensive framework is used to evaluate the various capabilities of the vendors big data and analytics solutions, ranging from big data management, integration platforms, and analytics tools to cognitive/AI software capabilities.

"Big data and analytics is one of the most common activities undertaken by organizations as they transform digitally. The results of this study confirm the extent at which vendors are spreading the coverage of their solutions within the lifecycle of a BDA project and are provisioning for demand for cognitive/AI solutions," says Kar Leong Tew, Research Manager of IDC’s Asia/Pacific BDA and Cognitive/AI team. "The leaders are organizations that have both established their brand and identity within this space and are effective at increasing their range of solutions in the market."

Those included in the ‘Leaders’ category in APeJ for BDA solutions are facing an increasing number of Challengers. For example, the gap between the Leaders category and Major Players category such as SAS, Oracle and Fusionex is narrow and can be easily overcome given the fast-paced advances in the BDA solutions offered in the market. Furthermore, opportunities in this space continues to grow rapidly as the market matures in its understanding of big data possibilities and how these solutions can be applied into real-life work environments to improve business processes.

The vendor inclusion list for this study began with the global players that provide solutions and offerings across the life cycle (extract, transform, and load [ETL], ingestion, analysis, prediction, and visualization) of any BDA project. This list is then further augmented with vendors that are specific to Asia/Pacific. A total of 11 vendors from the region participated in this study namely: Splunk, IBM, Qlik, Oracle, SAS, Hortonworks, Clouders, MapR, The Information Bus Company (TIBCO Software), Fusionex and Pentaho (rebranded as Hitachi Vantara in September 2017).

This research also provides an analysis of each vendor within areas of solution utilization, solution ubiquity and solution intelligence and how they can help organizations stay focused on core capabilities, including performance, governance, usability, localization, and customization as well as be prepared to foray into leveraging their data for increased utilization, ubiquity and intelligence.

The full 2017 BDA platform vendor analysis is detailed in IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Big Data and Analytics Platform 2017 Vendor Analysis  (Doc #AP43189817). For more information on this IDC document, please contact Kar Leong Tew For media inquiries, contact Tessa Rago  or Alvin Afuang


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Alvin Afuang
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Kar Leong Tew
+65 6226 0330