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Palo Alto, CA, November 20, 2018 - Denodo, the leader in data virtualization, today announced the winner of the first Data Innovation Award during its annual Datafest conference in New York. The Denodo Data Innovation Award recognizes client companies that have exemplified the best uses of data virtualization for innovative digital disruption. Logitech, Indiana University, and McCormick have each demonstrated innovative data applications for use cases such as natural language processing, machine learning, incorporating blockchain for food quality assurance, and enhancing enterprise wide decision support. 

The winner of the Data Innovation Award 2018 is:

Logitech, for cloud migration and modernization.

The two finalists are:

Indiana University, for its enterprise wide decision support initiative.

McCormick, for its exemplary use of machine learning and blockchain.

“I am excited to receive this award from the best data virtualization solution provider in the market,” said Avinash Deshpande, chief software architect at Logitech. “We are continuously evolving our innovative data architecture, and Denodo is a key to our continuous innovation. Denodo Datafest provided an excellent platform for validating our data architecture in front of a great set of expert professionals.”

All nominations were evaluated by some of the best minds and subject matter experts in data management, based on criteria such as business impact, technical impact, and return on investment. The three finalists were chosen from numerous other applicants. All three finalists presented their use cases to a panel of experts, comprised of renowned analysts, leaders in data management, and other subject matter experts, who voted to select the winner of the Denodo Data innovation Award 2018. All three finalists received special recognition from Denodo CEO Angel Viña.

“Our heartiest congratulations go out to the winner and finalists of the Denodo Data Innovation Award 2018,” said Ravi Shankar, chief marketing officer at Denodo. “Our customers are redefining data management and business intelligence using data virtualization. We are honored to be a trusted part of our customers’ data innovation journeys, and we look forward to celebrating many more of their successes in the near future.”

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Denodo is the leader in data virtualization providing agile, high performance data integration and data abstraction across the broadest range of enterprise, cloud, big data and unstructured data sources, and real-time data services, at half the cost of traditional approaches. Denodo’s customers across every major industry have gained significant business agility and ROI by enabling faster and easier access to unified business information for agile BI, big data analytics, Web and cloud integration, single-view applications, and enterprise data services. Denodo is well-funded, profitable, and privately held. For more information, visit or call +1 877 556 2531 / +44 (0) 20 7869 8053.


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