Given the nature of data exchange platforms, it’s hard to categorize them in a way that creates helpful distinctions. Most platforms support both internal and external marketplaces and seller and buyer hubs. Most provide adequate support for data sellers, buyers, and operators. The biggest distinctions are found in the unique features each offers. (See “Short Product Profiles” below).
Nonetheless, we’ve created a framework that sheds some light on the nature of data exchange platforms. (See “Product Framework” below.) The Y axis in the framework below represents the primary focus of the vendor, while the X axis represents one aspect of their data architecture: whether they are platform-agnostic or not. By platform, we mean either a cloud platform or cloud data management system.
Wayne discusses the data sharing and marketplaces product framework.