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Stewart Bond - International Data Corporation (IDC). Toronto, ON, CA

Stewart Bond Stewart Bond

Research Director, Data Integration and Data Integrity Software | International Data Corporation (IDC)

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Research Director of IDC’s Data Integration and Integrity Software service.


Stewart Bond is Research Director of IDC’s Data Integration and Integrity Software service. Mr. Bond's core research coverage includes watching emerging trends that are shaping and changing data movement, ingestion, transformation, mastering, cleansing and consumption in the era of digital transformation. Having worked in the IT industry for over 25 years, from early experience in database and application development, through solution design and deployment, to strategic architectural consulting, Stewart has worked through some significant changes in the IT industry. His depth of field experience coupled with market insight gives him a unique perspective, valued by his customers and peers.


Mr. Bond has led numerous research projects and publications, and is recognized as a valued industry analyst by leading software vendors, consumers, and peers in the areas of enterprise and data integration, business-to-business integration, Big Data, and cloud. Prior to becoming a market and industry analyst in 2011, Stewart spent 10 years with IBM as a master certified IT architect, consulting on information management and middleware strategies, and delivering integration solutions to customers around the globe.


Honors diploma in Transportation Engineering Technology, Mohawk College, Hamilton Ontario, Canada
Frequent commentary and analysis for multiple media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Datanami, PC Today, Cybertrend, and has appeared on the TheCube.
Effective communicator, having spoken, presented and moderated panel sessions at industry conferences, and led interactive workshops in consulting engagements.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Blockchain Big Data Data Integration Enterprise Integration Cloud


Associated IDC Services (1)

  • Data Integration and Integrity Software


Education (2)

Mohawk College: Honours Diploma, Transportation Engineering Technology 1990

University of Waterloo: Studies, Mathematics and Computer Science 1987

Languages (1)

  • English

Event Appearances (2)

Blockchain in the Enterprise: What IT Means

IDC Directions Canada 2018  Toronto


Data Intelligence in the DX Platform

IDC Directions 2018  Boston, MA


Reports (5)

Data Integration and Integrity End-User Survey Results: Alternatives, Deployment, and Data Intelligence IDC

Stewart Bond

March 2018

This IDC Survey provides a summary of analysis performed on the results from a survey fielded in November 2017 to 300 data integration and integrity software end users.

"Survey results indicate that the percentage of on-premises software being used in data integration and integrity solutions is in a rapid decline, being replaced by capabilities delivered in integration platform as a service (iPaaS) and open source software," says Stewart Bond, director of Data Integration and Integrity research at IDC. "Survey results also validate the 80:20 split the industry has long claimed about the percentage of time data professionals spend searching and preparing data compared with time spent performing data analysis, including uncovering where and how much time is being wasted on inefficient and ineffective data activities."

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Data Integration on the DX Platform IDC

Stewart Bond

Jan 2018

This IDC Perspective discusses data integration on the digital transformation (DX) platform.

"Digital transformation is changing data integration — batch data integration is being replaced by real-time streaming and federation with a new focus on data integrity and intelligence as organizations move to govern, manage, and protect their most valuable assets for DX," says Stewart Bond, director of Data Integration and Integrity research at IDC. "Organizations have an opportunity to leverage innovations coming from the data integration and integrity (DII) software market to meet the business demands of data on the DX platform, while at the same time exercising caution by diligently testing within the constraints and scale of DX initiatives, and increasing opportunities for success."

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Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services: Next-Generation iPaaS IDC

Stewart Bond

Jan 2018

This IDC Market Note discusses the new architecture and functionality being delivered in the Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) Winter 2017 release, available since December 2017.

"The common theme of next-generation integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) solutions is to deliver capabilities as independent microservices, unified by metadata and user experience and running in containers for portability across hybrid, cloud, and multicloud environments," said Stewart Bond, director of Data Integration and Integrity research at IDC. "Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services represents a next-generation integration platform as a service, laying a new foundation in the cloud with footings tied to Informatica's deep data heritage, and is built for the next generation of data solutions on the DX platform."

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DX Platform: A Framework for Integration and Orchestration Services IDC

Stewart Bond, Maureen Fleming, Mike Rosen

Jan 2018

This IDC Perspective explains that distributed computing has recently seen dramatic changes that both are parallel to and support digital transformation, driven by the need for real-time engagements and decisions, the order of magnitude increase in data, the increased speed of change, and the ephemeral nature of the cloud. At the same time, exponential increases in computing power and cognitive/AI/ML technologies are enabling new solutions that weren't possible previously.

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IDC Market Glance: Data Integration and Integrity Software, 1Q18 IDC

Stewart Bond

Jan 2018

This IDC Market Glance provides a view of the current makeup of the data integration and integrity (DII) software market landscape. This Presentation covers three subsegments of the DII software market: data integration, data integrity and intelligence, and data consumption. It depicts the major players in each segment.

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