Australia's Department of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research runs the website business.gov.au, a portal to business data that Australian companies of all sizes use to connect with the government and each other. To deliver thousands of accurate search results each day, the Department needs a robust, accurate way to search and match identity data.

Challenges

  • Complete identity data searches and matches despite input errors and omissions
  • Support a high volume of searches on very large databases
  • Deliver highly accurate results
Identity search is a particularly difficult thing to do well. Trials with the product and talking to other agencies convinced us that Informatica has expertise in this area.
— Paul Griffin
General Manager
business.gov.au

Results

  • Handles 5 million searches a month
  • Searches a database of more than 6 million business numbers and 14 million names
  • Overcomes spelling, phonetic, and other errors to deliver fast, relevant results

Technologies Used