About Lustratus

Lustratus Research is a leading infrastructure software market analyst and consultancy firm. Founded by leading industry experts in the fields of service oriented architecture and business integration, we provide strategic guidance in the form of reports, custom research and consultancy to end users of technology as well as software vendors and the equity investors that back them.

Lustratus Research Ltd, formerly known as Illuminatus, was formed in 2006 as an independent source of opinion, research and analysis relating to the software marketplace. The company delivers unbiased analysis of global software technology trends for senior IT and business unit management, shedding light on the latest developments and best practices and interpreting them into business value and impact.

The Lustratus Team

Lustratus analysts include some of the top thought leaders in market segments such as service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business integration.  Perhaps uniquely the Lustratus team all hail from the infrastructure vendor world so we feel well placed to understand and advise on the nuances of vendor strategies to end users as well as vendors.  More…


Philosophically we believe that selecting and procuring technology that has value to the business should not be as difficult as it is.  We set out to remove confusion and demystify the market place for end users of technology and also to enable software vendors to accurately portray and differentiate their product offer.

We believe that the timing of technology adoption decisions falls into three broad categories:

  • Orientation – First the technology trend needs to be evaluated (Should I look at this space?)
  • Assessment – Then a beauty parade of suitable vendors needs to be established (Which vendors should I consider?)
  • Adoption – Finally which vendors can answer the complete end-to-end needs of the end-user (Who should I buy?)