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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.





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Blockchain in the Enterprise: What IT Means



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)


Big Data

Data Integration

Enterprise Integration



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 (13)

Worldwide Big Data and Analytics Software Market Shares, 2018: Demand Across All Use-Case Patterns IDC

Dan Vesset, Chandana Gopal, Carl W. Olofson, Stewart Bond, Maureen Fleming, David Schubmehl


This IDC study highlights the shares of the largest vendors in the worldwide Big Data and analytics software market for the calendar year 2018. This document also highlights the trends and significant developments in the market.

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Worldwide Big Data and Analytics Software Forecast, 2019–2023 IDC

Chandana Gopal, Dan Vesset, Carl W. Olofson, Stewart Bond, Maureen Fleming, David Schubmehl


This IDC study presents the historical view of the worldwide BDA software market for 2013–2018 and the forecast of the market for 2019–2023. The study includes a breakdown of the market by 14 subsegments, 3 geographic regions, and public ...

OpenText Enterprise World 2019 — Preparing for an Automated Cloud Services Future IDC

David Schubmehl, Melissa Webster, Stewart Bond, Simon Ellis, Megha Kumar, Andrew Smith, Aly Pinder, Holly Muscolino, Ryan O’Leary, Adelaide O'Brien, Andrea Minonne, Marci Maddox


This IDC Market Perspective examines and provides an overview of the OpenText Enterprise World conference, held in Toronto in July 2019, where OpenText announced several key product introductions and partnerships, including a major partnership ...

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Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Data Integration and Integrity Software, 2019 IDC

Steward Bond


This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides insight into the current state and future outlook of the worldwide data integration and integrity software market. Analysis of current market shares, growth, and trends is viewed in the context ...

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IDC Market Glance: Data Integration and Integrity Software, 3Q19 IDC

Steward Bond


This IDC Market Glance provides a view of the current makeup of the data integration and integrity (DII) software market landscape. This document covers three subsegments of the DII software market: data integration, data integrity and intelligence, ...

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Blockchain in the Enterprise — What IT Means IDC

Steward Bond


This IDC Presentation provides an overview of recent advances in blockchain technology, a worldwide outlook for spending through 2021, and a dive into integrating blockchain into the enterprise: what means IT and business will require to ...

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IDC Innovators: Data Intelligence Software Platforms, 2019 IDC

Steward Bond


IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue

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Qlik Acquires Attunity to Expand Its Platform IDC

Stewart Bond, Chandana Gopal


On February 21, 2019, Qlik announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Attunity Ltd. Qlik is acquiring Attunity to further develop its data platform and become a comprehensive end-to-end provider of data management and ...

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A Unified Approach to Driving Value Using Data for Digital Transformation: Lessons Learned from IBM Think IDC

Carl W. Olofson, Stewart Bond


This IDC Market Note describes key announcements at IBM Think 2019 that are relevant to the data management markets. It discusses both the announcements and their significance for the markets in the coming years.

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Informatica Acquires AllSight to Enhance Its Intelligent Data Platform IDC

Stewart Bond, Chandana Gopal


On February 28, Informatica announced the acquisition of AllSight Inc. to enhance the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform (IDP) with AllSight's customer insights application. Having reached over $1.2 billion in revenue with 4,200+ employees, ...

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Data Literacy: A Foundation for Succeeding in a Data-Driven World IDC

Dan Vesset, Stewart Bond, Chandana Gopal


This IDC Perspective highlights the commonly understood definition of data literacy, provides metrics from IDC's market research exposing the current level of data literacy (that can be used to benchmark your enterprise), and recommends ...

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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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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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