Offerings for Leaders Transforming Business Models and Streamlining Operations

[August 29, 2019] Unifi Software, a leader in providing a seamlessly integrated suite of self-service data tools, today announced it was named to the Constellation ShortList™ for Data Lake Management in Q3 2019. The technology vendors and service providers included in the Constellation ShortList offer the key requirements for early adopters pursuing digital transformation initiatives.

The Unifi Data Platform combines a market-leading data catalog, to help users find data that is important to them, with self-service data prep tools that provide an intuitive, wizard-like user experience to cleanse, enrich, normalize, parse, join, filter and format data. The Unifi Data Platform provides native connection to a wide range of legacy RDBMS systems, in addition to an extensive library of connectors to file systems, other databases, modern Business Intelligence solutions, and leading SaaS applications. Unifi can crawl both structured and semi-structured data and detect schema and data types. Automatic detection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) adds the benefit of maintaining compliance in an increasingly regulated data security environment.

The advanced Unifi OneMind AI technology automatically maps legacy schemas to data lake architectures. This technological innovation totally eliminates what is traditionally a manually scripted transition thus dramatically reducing the time to migrate data to the data lake. The Unifi Data platform also provides an elegant search and discovery experience among the datasets within the system as well as the ability to run data ingestion and curation processes directly against the data lake.

“We are honored to be included in the Constellation ShortList for Data Lake Management,” said Sean Keenan, Co-Founder and Vice President of Product at Unifi. ‘We are seeing an increasing number of customers who need to manage multi-cloud data lake environments and still catalog on premises legacy data in a single discovery tool to make it easy for users to find the data that is important to them.”

“In our experience working on tens of thousands of vendor selections, we’ve learned that no two organizations have the same requirements. We cut through the clutter and marketing hype and present the top offerings in each of our coverage areas. These vendors have battle tested solutions that our analysts have vetted and approved,” said R “Ray” Wang, chairman and founder at Constellation Research.

Constellation Research advises leaders on leveraging disruptive technologies to achieve business model transformation. Products and services named to the Constellation ShortList meet the threshold criteria for this category as determined through client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research. The portfolio is frequently updated every six months with the rapidly changing market conditions.

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About Unifi
Unifi Software delivers a suite of self-service data tools that help users find and use the data that is most important to them. The Unifi Data Catalog with Natural Language Queries offers users an intuitive experience to easily discover and collaborate around data. At the heart of the Unifi Data Catalog is the Unifi OneMind AI technology powering every aspect of functionality from recommendations to the discovery of similar datasets to Natural Language Query support that helps users directly get answers to data questions. Integrated governance and security help maintain compliance for self-service access to data. The Unifi Data Platform incorporates the Unifi Data Catalog and seamlessly delivers advanced, OneMind-powered self-service data preparation. The Unifi Data Platform also incorporates workflow automation functions to help users and organizational teams create repeatable reporting and analysis. Both the Unifi Data Catalog and Unifi Data Platform can be deployed on-premises, in private or public cloud environments.

Unifi was founded in 2014 by data and enterprise infrastructure experts from Greenplum (now part of Dell Technologies), Oracle, Microsoft, and Platfora (now part of Workday). The company is headquartered in San Mateo, CA and operates regional offices across the U.S. and a development center in Bangalore, India.


Constellation Research does not endorse any solution or service named in its research.


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