Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc., a leading independent technology and market research company, has positioned Informatica as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Tools, Q2 2014.
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Forrester analysts wrote in the report that, “Breadth of data policy and rule creation and management are Informatica’s strengths, providing the granularity required and aggregating and informing the relationship between data and business consumption.”
According to the Forrester report, “The combination of Informatica Data Quality, MDM, Metadata Manager and Business Glossary, Data Masking and Data Archive cover today five data governance areas.”
Forrester analysts noted in the report that, “Informatica’s Data Quality, MDM, and Metadata Manager and Business Glossary tools share a common repository for standards, rules, and models to maintain data consistency and accuracy in data processing. Additionally, workflow can be integrated across these products for development and ongoing management of data governance policies, rules, and standards.”
The Forrester Wave for Data Governance tools summed up Informatica’s strengths by saying that, “Overall, Informatica has a strong data governance strategy and supports customer needs through communities, online tools, thought leadership, and business-oriented consulting. The product road map is positioned to address more of the program aspects of data governance and takes into account the wider data ecosystem (cloud, big data, open data, etc.) of modern data strategies.”
The Informatica Platform converts enterprise data into a strategic asset that can be used to create competitive advantage and drive economic value. It is based on lean and agile data management principles and quickly brings to life an organization’s data governance policy. The Informatica Platform supports holistic data governance by improving data quality, mastering data and data relationships, protecting sensitive data, promoting the efficient sharing of information, providing trusted business-critical data, and managing information throughout its lifecycle. This unique approach to data governance is underwritten by a set of implementation best practices that minimize risk and deliver business value quickly.
“We are honored to be recognized as a leader in The Forrester Wave for Data Governance Tools, as we believe it confirms our view that data governance is a business imperative, not just an IT project,” said Anil Chakravarthy, executive vice president and chief product officer, Informatica. “We take a holistic approach to data governance, which helps our customers create data management policies, processes and standards to optimize the return on their data assets.”
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