Comparative costs and uses of Data Integration Platforms

Cover from Comparative costs and uses of Data Integration Platforms

Date: 7th August, 2008
Format: Survey

Download (subject to terms)
To access this paper you must first register and then login

Bloor Research has set out to discover how data integration platforms are being used in practice. That is, what types of integration tasks they are being used for, on what scale, and whether this differs by product or vendor. Further, we wanted to get an idea of the costs involved with using different products, including both initial (hardware and license acquisition fees) and ongoing (training, technical expertise, maintenance) costs so as to try and discover the most cost-effective solutions over a realistic time period.

In particular, we have been able to combine the data we collected to arrive at an estimate of cost effectiveness based on total cost per project. For example, product A may be twice as expensive as product B but if you use it for four times the number of projects (assuming these are of equal complexity) then product A is actually twice as cost effective as product B. This is, ultimately, what we were trying to determine.

Post a review?

We welcome constructive criticism on all of our published content. Your name will be published against this review after it has been moderated. We reserve the right to contact you by email if needed.

Star Rating 1-5 (low-high):

If you don't want to see the security question, please register and login.