Based in Cary, North Carolina, Railinc serves the North American freight railroad industry, providing innovative and reliable resources for rail data, IT, and information services.


“We see strong demand for Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog from business users, with steady growth in usage driven by easy visibility and understanding with self-service.”

—Shawn Petway, Senior Business Analyst, Railinc


Business Need

Provide business users with easier search and discovery of interline rail data in a diverse, distributed environment

Increase users’ confidence in the data by providing greater visibility into its end-to-end lineage

Improve rail data quality and automatically capture data changes in critical systems as they occur



Use a simple, intuitive search interface for enhanced usability

Collaboration among business and IT teams for near real-time data delivery

Scale to 100+ metadata resources with room to grow as the business expands


Solutions & Results

Use Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog to index metadata and add business context to rail data

Gives business users a better experience with self-service interline rail data discovery while decreasing reliance on IT

Builds users’ confidence in data by displaying end-to-end lineage all the way back to when data was first created

Delivers accurate, trusted, and timely rail data to the business by automating data quality and change data capture


Products & Services

Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog

An AI-powered data catalog that lets you classify and organize data assets across any environment to maximize data value and reuse.

Informatica Data Quality

Deliver high-quality clean and trusted data with enterprise-class data quality and governance that scales, regardless of size and format of data; platform; or technology.

Informatica PowerCenter

Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively, without hand coding.

Informatica PowerExchange Change Data Capture Option

Accesses mission-critical data and delivers it throughout the enterprise wherever it’s needed, on any schedule.

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