Gartner® Hype Cycle for Data Management 2021

The Time for Data Virtualization Adoption is Now

New technologies are entering the data management space every day. While these innovations offer many exciting benefits, they are also often difficult to keep track of and properly understand.

The Gartner Hype Cycle for Data Management1 provides a common methodology for tracking these innovations and helping data and analytics leaders make informed decisions and plans around them, including:

  • A holistic view of critical technologies and their capabilities
  • Evaluations of a technology’s maturity
  • Recommendations on when to adopt
  • And more

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Read this analyst report from Gartner for a comprehensive overview of exciting data management technologies, ranging from what’s applicable now to what will need 10 more years to reach maturity, and how data and analytics leaders can make the most of their data for better insights and smarter decision-making.


1Gartner Hype Cycle for Data Management. Analysts: Philip Russom, Donald Feinberg Published 27 July 2021.

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