KuppingerCole Report
Leadership Compass
By Alexei Balaganski

Database and Big Data Security

This Leadership Compass provides an overview of the market for database and big data security solutions along with guidance and recommendations for finding the sensitive data protection and governance products that best meet your requirements. We examine the broad range of technologies involved, vendor product and service functionality, relative market shares, and innovative approaches to implementing consistent and comprehensive data protection across your enterprise.

1 Introduction

Databases are arguably still the most widespread technology for storing and managing business-critical digital information. Manufacturing process para ...

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1.1 Market Segment

Because of the broad range of technologies involved in ensuring comprehensive data protection, the scope of this market segment isn’t easy to define ...

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1.2 Delivery models

Since most of the solutions covered in our rating are designed to offer comprehensive protection and governance for your data regardless of the IT env ...

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1.3 Required Capabilities

When evaluating the products, besides looking at the aspects of

  • overall functionality
  • size of the company
  • number of customers
  • number of deve ...
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2 Leadership

Selecting a vendor of a product or service must not be only based on the comparison provided by a KuppingerCole Leadership Compass. The Leadership Com ...

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2.1 Overall Leadership

The Overall Leadership rating is a combined view of the three leadership categories: Product Leadership, Innovation Leadership, and Market Leadership. ...

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2.2 Product Leadership

The first of the three specific Leadership ratings is about Product Leadership. This view is mainly based on the analysis of product/service features ...

In the Product Leadership rating, we look specifically for functional strength of the vendors’ solutions. It is worth noting that, with the broad sp ...

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2.3 Innovation Leadership

Another angle we take when evaluating products/services concerns innovation. Innovation is, from our perspective, a key capability in IT market segmen ...

In this rating, we again observe IBM and Oracle in the Leaders segment, reflecting both companies’ sheer development resources which allow them to c ...

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2.4 Market Leadership

Here we look at Market Leadership qualities based on certain market criteria including but not limited to the number of customers, the partner ecosyst ...

Unsurprisingly, among the market leaders, we can observe all large and established vendors like Oracle, IBM, Thales, and Imperva. All these companies ...

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3 Correlated View

While the Leadership charts identify leading vendors in certain categories, many customers are looking not only for, say, a product leader, but for a ...

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3.1 The Market/Product Matrix

The first of these correlated views looks at Product Leadership and Market Leadership.

In this comparison, it becomes clear which vendors are better positioned in our analysis of Product Leadership compared to their position in the Marke ...

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3.2 The Product/Innovation Matrix

The second view shows how Product Leadership and Innovation Leadership are correlated. Vendors below the line are more innovative, vendors above the l ...

Here, we see a good correlation between the product and innovation ratings, with most vendors being placed close to the dotted line indicating a healt ...

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3.3 The Innovation/Market Matrix

The third matrix shows how Innovation Leadership and Market Leadership are related. Some vendors might perform well in the market without being Innova ...

Vendors above the line are performing well in the market compared to their relatively weak position in the Innovation Leadership rating, while vendors ...

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4 Products and Vendors at a glance

This section provides an overview of the various products we have analyzed within this KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on Database and Big Data Secur ...

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4.1 Ratings at a glance

Based on our evaluation, a comparative overview of the ratings of all the products covered in this document is shown in the table below.

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In addition, we also provide four additional ratings for the vendor. These go beyond the product view provided in the previous section. While the rati ...

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In the area of innovation, we were looking for the service to provide a range of advanced features in our analysis. These advanced features include bu ...

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5 Product/Service evaluation

This section contains a quick rating for every product we’ve included in this report. For some of the products, there are additional KuppingerCole R ...

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5.1 Axiomatics

Axiomatics is a privately held company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 2006, the company is currently a leading provider of dynamic pol ...

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5.2 comforte AG

comforte AG is a privately held software company specializing in data protection and digital payments solutions based in Wiesbaden, Germany. The compa ...

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5.3 Delphix

Delphix is a privately held software development company headquartered in Redwood City, California, USA. It was founded in 2008 with a vision of a dyn ...

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5.4 IBM

IBM Corporation is a multinational technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. IBM offers a broad range of software solu ...

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5.5 Imperva

Imperva is an American cybersecurity solution company headquartered in Redwood Shore, California. Back in 2002, the company’s first product was a we ...

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5.6 Oracle

Oracle Corporation is an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. Founded back in 1977, the ...

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5.7 SecuPi

SecuPI is a privately held data-centric security vendor headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, USA. The company was founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs with a ...

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5.8 Thales

Thales is a leading provider of data protection solutions headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA. With over 40 years of experience in information securit ...

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6 Vendors to watch

In addition to the vendors evaluated in detail in this Leadership Compass, there are several companies that for various reasons were unable to partici ...

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6.1 Dataguise

Dataguise is a privately held company headquartered in Fremont, CA, United States. Founded in 2007, the company provides a sensitive data governance p ...

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6.2 DataSunrise

DataSunrise is a privately held company based in Seattle, WA, United States. It was founded in 2015 with the goal of developing a next-generation data ...

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6.3 DB CyberTech

DB CyberTech (formerly DB Networks) is privately held database security vendor headquartered in San Diego, CA, United States. Founded in 2009, the com ...

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6.4 McAfee

McAfee is a veteran American computer security vendor headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Founded in 1987, the company has a long history in dev ...

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6.5 Mentis Inc.

MENTIS is a privately held company that provides sensitive information management solutions since 2004. It is headquartered in New York City, USA. The ...

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6.6 Micro Focus

Micro Focus is a large multinational software vendor and IT consultancy. Originally established in 1976 in Newbury, United Kingdom, nowadays the compa ...

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6.7 Microsoft

Microsoft is a multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA. Founded in 1975, it has risen to dominate the personal comp ...

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6.8 Protegrity

Protegrity is a privately held software vendor from Stamford, CT, USA. Since 1996, the company has been in the enterprise data protection business. Th ...

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6.9 Trustwave

Trustwave is a veteran cybersecurity vendor headquartered in Chicago, IL, United States. Since 1995, the company provides managed security services in ...

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Methodology

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