50 Innovative Companies to Watch 2016

Conquering Data Challenges Across Industries, Platforms, & Business Needs: Attunity


Founded in 1988 as a leading provider of data availability software solutions, Attunity now delivers strategic enterprise-class data management software solutions for global customers who need to implement Big Data initiatives faster, easier and more efficiently.”

A well positioned firm in the Big Data market, Attunity has been credited for continuously innovating and building upon the success of their existing Big Data solutions as well as acquiring companies and solutions that help expand their offerings. Originally founded as ISG International Software Group, Ltd. in 1988, the company changed its name to Attunity on July 31, 2000. Their common stock now trades on NASDAQ under the symbol ATTU.

Marching ahead with the latest technological developments, Attunity aligns with changing market dynamics driven by the bourgeoning Hadoop and cloud markets that have raised customer demand from point solutions to enterprise-wide and unified integration platforms. Attunity’s Big Data management software solutions enable access, management, sharing and distribution of data, including Big Data, across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud. Their
software solutions include data replication and distribution, test data management, change data capture (CDC), data connectivity, managed file transfer (MFT), data warehouse automation, data usage analytics, and cloud data delivery.

Headquartered in Boston, Attunity serves its customers via offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and through a network of local partners.

Connecting the World: From ‘Attunity Connect’ to ‘Attunity Replicate’ and Beyond!
In 1996, Attunity released its first product – Attunity Connect. Since then, Attunity has extended its product portfolio significantly to include solutions such as Attunity Replicate, Attunity CloudBeam, Attunity Compose and Attunity Visibility. These solutions have enabled the Company to win numerous awards for its technology innovation. The company has strategic alliances with many of the largest hardware and software companies across the globe including Oracle, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, IBM and many other world-class partners. These companies incorporate or resell Attunity software with their products.

Winning the Trust of Clients
Attunity customers represent a variety of different industries across the board, but there is a larger concentration in the Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Retail segments. So far, the company has successfully delivered enterprise-class software and services to over 2,000 major companies in the US and throughout the world. Most are using the company’s products to enable Big Data analytics and insights, distribute or consolidate data, or to integrate back-office processes, applications, and information with today’s Big Data platforms on-premises and in the cloud.

Attunity pockets many large clients, including more than half of the Fortune 100. A list of their esteemed clients include: Ford Motor Group, Autodesk, Philips Healthcare, American Cancer Society, Whirlpool, HSBC, ExxonMobil, Warner Bros, Avon, and Boeing.

Offering Uniqueness in an Innovative Way
Attunity Replicate, the company’s flagship data replication and loading solution with change data capture (CDC) technology, features key differentiators such as real-time data delivery – without the need for complex scripting or specialized training, easy setup and implementation, drag-and-drop capabilities with a graphical UI for monitoring and alerts, and zero footprint on the source and target platforms – which means no overhead on mission-
critical transactional systems!

For a Bright Future Ahead
For blooming days ahead in business, Attunity’s team strives for continuous innovation and ensuring customer satisfaction. They are also investing additional resources in their sales, marketing and consulting teams in order to effectively drive opportunities they see in the data warehousing and Hadoop markets. They expect that these markets will continue to grow and prosper.

Clients Speak
“We’ve been very pleased with what we’ve been able to accomplish in a little over a year of implementation. We are now 73% faster in our ability to produce reports. And we can now more easily run the analytics required to respond to our state and federal partners while meeting our monthly financial reporting obligations.” -James Clark, IT Director, WellCare, on his experience with Attunity Replicate

“Using Attunity CloudBeam’s optimized data loading solution, Glidewell was able to onboard more quickly to the platform and overcome the data transfer bottleneck while avoiding a large learning curve. This resulted in rapid self service analytics with immediate value to our business.” – Mike Selberis, CIO, Glidewell Laboratories

Knowing the Mastermind

Shimon Alon, Chairman & CEO – Shimon Alon, Chairman of the Board, was appointed Chief Executive Officer on June 1st 2008. Previously Mr. Alon was CEO of Precise Software Solutions, a leading provider of application performance management. Following the acquisition of Precise by VERITAS Software Corporation in June 2003, he served as an executive advisor to VERITAS. Prior to Precise Software, Mr. Alon held a number of positions at Scitex and its subsidiaries including President and Chief Executive Officer of Scitex America and Managing Director of Scitex Europe. He holds a degree from the Executive Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Case Study
Swiss Life France uses Attunity Replicate to deliver a near real-time, consistent view of customer data to sales people, service agents and customers

About the Customer
Swiss Life is a major provider of insurance and wealth management. In the French market, its position as a private insurer is renowned. To deliver more consistent information to customers, service and sales, Swiss Life France launched a project called Vision 360. Its goal is to aggregate customer data from Swiss Life’s back end systems into a central search and retrieve data index to provide a single, consistent view of customer information to all channels and consumers.

With Attunity Replicate, Swiss Life moves data in near real-time from its DB2/z mainframe to an Oracle database used to feed an Elastic search engine serving requests from portals and multi device applications. This solution eliminated the need for significant development work to modify back end applications and currently enables Swiss Life’s multi-channel and digital strategies.

To create a consistent multichannel view of customers that can be leveraged by portals, mobile applications, analytics, and more. The ‘Vision 360’ initiative was designed to send back end data in near real-time to an Elastic Search Engine index.

Attunity Replicate enables Swiss Life France to replicate data in near real time from their DB2/z mainframe to an Oracle target from which the Elastic search index is fed. “Attunity is unique because data replication is their core business and they are thus able to deal with high priority customer challenges quickly and knowledgeably. 

In addition, Attunity’s solutions are more efficient and attractive than the other alternative that we considered on the market.”– Christian Phan-Trong, Architecture Director, Swiss Life France

“We look forward to continuing to help enterprises reach their Big Data goals quickly and efficiently.” -Shimon Alon, Chairman and CEO at Attunity