Analyst/Advisor details

Alexei Balaganski Lead Analyst

Duisburg / Germany

Experience:
Over 20 years in IT industry
At KuppingerCole since 2007

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Alexei is an analyst with specific focus on cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence. At KuppingerCole, he covers a broad range of security-related topics: from database, application and API security to information protection, cryptography and AI-based security automation. His deep technical understanding of modern technologies and solutions allows him to support customers even with the most complex architectural challenges. 

After graduating with a Master's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Novosibirsk State Technical University, Alexei has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. His past experience includes software development, network administration and information security. For years, he had served as KuppingerCole's CTO.

Recent blog posts

Blog

Fighting Data Friction, One Battle at a Time

Data friction is arguably the biggest obstacle for every organization on its journey to achieve optimal business productivity. Even if you have not heard the term before, you’ve definitely faced its consequences in one form or another (most probably, even in multiple different forms).…

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Quantum Computing: Where to Start Today

Quantum computing is one of those topics that always seem to exist just out of our reach. Well over a decade ago we were promised that a real quantum computer will appear just in a few years, and for most people, this feeling remains the same even now. But is this assumption correct? Do we…

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Oracle’s Crypto-Secure Data Management

Oracle has unveiled new interesting capabilities in the Oracle database today, which they refer to as Immutable and Blockchain tables . While I am not entirely convinced by the names they have chosen, I can absolutely get behind the overall Crypto-secure data management concept that has…

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Zero Trust: We’re Nowhere Near the End of the Story Yet

Oh, how time flies! It seems that the whole story of Zero Trust as a revolutionary concept for designing computer networks began just yesterday, but it’s been over a decade already. In fact, the very idea that was later somewhat awkwardly named “de-perimeterization” was…

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This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

I had no intention to write any blog posts during the holidays or, God forbid, do any predictions for the next year (look how relevant last year’s predictions turned out to be). However, an interesting story involving Ticketmaster, a large American ticket sales company, has caught…

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MySQL Analytics Engine: Almost Too Good to Be True?

Whether you’re a fan of MySQL or not, you cannot dispute the fact that it is the world’s most popular open-source database by a large margin (incidentally, it’s also the second most popular database ever, behind only its owner Oracle’s flagship commercial product).…


Recent research documents

Executive View

Cequence API Sentinel

API Sentinel is an API security product focusing on API inventory and usage monitoring, as well as identification, assessment, and mitigation of API-related security risks. As a part of the company's extensible cloud-native Application Security Platform, it provides comprehensive API…

Executive View

Oracle Data Safe

Oracle Data Safe is a cloud-based service that improves the security of Oracle databases on-premises and in the cloud by identifying risky configuration, users, and sensitive data, which allows customers to closely monitor user activities and ensure data protection and compliance.

Market Compass

Cloud-delivered Security

The KuppingerCole Market Compass provides an overview of the broad market of cybersecurity solutions delivered from the cloud, focusing primarily on Zero Trust and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) functional capabilities and user experiences targeted towards employees and other end users.

Leadership Compass

Datenbank- und Big-Data-Sicherheit

Dieser Leadership Compass bietet einen Überblick über den Markt für Datenbank- und Big-Data-Sicherheitslösungen sowie einen Leitfaden und Empfehlungen für die Wahl von denjenigen Produkten zum Schutz und zur Verwaltung vertraulicher Daten, die Ihre Anforderungen am…

Leadership Compass

Database and Big Data Security

This Leadership Compass provides an overview of the market for database and big data security solutions along with guidance and recommendations for finding the sensitive data protection and governance products that best meet your requirements. We examine the broad range of technologies…


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