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Surveying the Data Management Vendor Market: Methodology
The data management market today comprises many products and technologies, but comparatively few that include all of the components and constructs enumerated above.  To demonstrate the differences, we surveyed the offerings of vendors that frequently appear in trade press accounts, industry analyst reports and web searches.  Our list originally included the following companies: 
  • Avere Systems*
  • Axaem
  • CTERA*
  • Clarity NOW Data Frameworks
  • Cloudian HyperStore
  • Cohesity*
  • Egnyte
  • ElastiFile*
  • Gray Meta Platform
  • IBM*
  • Komprise
  • Nasuni*
  • Panzura*
  • Primary Data*
  • QStar Technologies*
  • Qubix
  • Seven10
  • SGL
  • ShinyDocs
  • StarFish Global
  • StorageDNA*
  • STRONGBOX Data Solutions*
  • SwiftStack Object Storage*
  • Talon*
  • Tarmin*
  • Varonis
  • Versity Storage Manager 
Only a subset of these firms responded to our requests for interview (denoted with asterisks) which we submitted by email either to the point of contact identified on their websites or in press releases.  After scheduling interviews, we invited respondents to provide us with their “standard analyst or customer product pitch” – usually delivered as a presentation across a web-based platform – and we followed up with questions to enable comparisons of the products with each other.  We wrote up our notes from each interview and submitted them to the vendor to ensure that we had not misconstrued or misunderstood their products.    These interviews were updated to ensure their accuracy when comments were received back from the respondents.  Following are those discussions.