Analyst Coverage: Philip Howard
Denodo (which means “acting with resolve” in the Galician language) or, more specifically, the Denodo Platform, is the eponymous product of the company of the same name. The company is totally focused on data virtualisation. Given that this term means different things to different people we should qualify this by saying that Denodo is focused on accessing heterogeneous data from multiple sources without having to move that data. The technology is a superset of data federation. Denodo is the only pure-play data virtualisation vendor remaining in the market.
Denodo is privately held and backed by venture capital. It was originally founded in 1999, by Angel Viña, at the time a Full Professor at the University of A Coruña, Spain. Since then the company has moved its headquarters to the United States (in 2005), and development is now split between the United States and Spain. The company has several offices in the USA, UK, Spain and Germany and is represented by partners in the USA, EMEA, Japan and Latin America.
The company has several partners including systems integrators, technology partners, solution partners that embed the Denodo technology into their own products, and research partners. This last category of partner is particularly interesting because it is unusual for vendors to collaborate in this way with third parties. Denodo’s top management team has long tenure and is stable.