BOSTON, June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Podium Data, Inc., creator of the Podium Data Marketplace™ today announced its recent recognition in The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Fabric, Q2 2018. The Forrester report states that Podium offers “a viable big data fabric platform,” and notes that “its data lake [platform] focuses primarily on Hadoop to support data preparation and data management capabilities for business users and data analysts to deliver actionable insights quickly.”

“Our pioneering approach to next-generation data management is enabling the rapid adoption of big data by large enterprises in production at scale,” said Paul Barth, CEO of Podium Data. “Podium customers are migrating significant workloads to well-managed data marketplaces, which provide data agility for analysts while reducing data costs and complexity.”

The research reveals that a gap between business expectations and the challenges of supporting technologies in a big data platform has become the primary motivation to innovate with big data fabric architecture. Forrester notes that Enterprise Architecture (EA) professionals are realizing that big data fabric can help them increase agility and minimize complexity.

Increase Agility

Forrester: Big data fabric creates a semantic layer that accelerates the delivery of data and insights by automating key processes — increasing agility while engaging business users and analysts in the data preparation process.

Podium’s Data Marketplace: Generates a consolidated catalog of all data, allowing users to traverse and explore federated data environments, uncovering data insights, quickly and easily.  Podium’s data catalog provides one place for users to find and understand data, regardless of where it lives.

Minimize Complexity

Forrester: Big data fabric focuses on automating the process of ingestion, curation, and integration of big data sources to enable the analytics and insights that are critical to business success.

Podium’s Data Marketplace: Engineered with Intelligent Data Identification (IDI) features that go beyond standard ingest practices, Podium fully automates data onboarding, including deep data analysis, profiling, and conversion of JSON, XML and mainframe data to business-ready datasets. Furthermore, IDI enables real-time detection, reporting and alerting of PII and duplicate data; only possible through an integrated metadata catalog.

New Release of Podium

Additionally, Podium’s latest release of its data marketplace platform is now generally available. This big data fabric platform has a spectrum of new features, most notable is support for Microsoft’s Azure Data Lake and Azure Storage Blobs. Combined with Podium’s existing support for Google and Amazon’s cloud platforms, these new capabilities give organizations powerful tools to catalog, prepare, and protect enterprise data assets as they are natively generated or migrated to the cloud.

About Podium Data

Podium Data is radically simplifying and accelerating the way companies manage, prepare and deliver business-ready data – the lifeblood of the modern enterprise. The Podium Data Marketplace is a turnkey big data management platform that goes beyond data lakes to give business analysts self-service, on-demand access to trusted data while ensuring quality and control. More information is available at and follow us on Twitter at @PodiumData.

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