Informatica has been named a leader in IDC’s first-ever Marketscape for Worldwide Data Catalog Software. We are delighted and honored by this assessment from IDC.
IDC views data intelligence as the future unified data platform. In the report, IDC states, “The future of intelligence is informed by data intelligence, where data-native workers and machines can synthesize information, improve their capacity to learn, and automate insights at scale.” And IDC defines data cataloging as a cornerstone of the data intelligence software market category.
We at Informatica couldn’t agree more with IDC. At Informatica, we call this new era of data management Data 4.0. Foundational to Data 4.0 is AI-powered intelligent data management – metadata-driven intelligence and automation powering all aspects of data management. And the most effective way to establish this metadata foundation across all of your data estate is through an intelligent, enterprise-scale data catalog. The investments we have made over the last few years in our next-generation data catalog, Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog (EDC), and the industry’s only metadata-driven AI engine, CLAIRE, are a testament to our belief in this vision. We are humbled by IDC’s recognition of our commitment to this vision.
Hundreds of customers are advancing their digital transformation with Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog as a foundational component of their modern data architecture. The trust and confidence they have placed in us is one of the key reasons why we have been named a leader in this report. Our engagements with these customers have also given us a good perspective on what is required to execute on our vision for data intelligence at enterprise scale – a perspective that aligns well with key points highlighted in IDC’s report. Some common themes are:
In alignment with these themes we are seeing in the market, IDC advises customers to “consider Informatica when you are an enterprise or midmarket organization with a diverse, distributed, and large-scale data estate in which automated data intelligence harvesting, classification, and curation demand an automated approach to modernize your data infrastructure for enablement of data-driven business priorities.”
Our customer deployments stand as a testament to our ability to deliver on this promise. We are grateful that many of them have provided public testimonials about their data-driven transformations enabled by Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog.
Both Anthem and athenahealth spoke about their digital transformation initiatives in the recently concluded CLAIREview series of Intelligent Data Summits. Anthem, a leading health insurance provider, discussed how Enterprise Data Catalog has helped establish a common metadata repository for enterprise data governance, while enabling automation that is saving them millions of dollars annually through improved efficiencies in data discovery and data literacy. And athenahealth is accelerating cloud data warehouse modernization with Snowflake by leveraging Enterprise Data Catalog along with Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS), Informatica Axon Data Governance and Informatica Data Quality to govern and deliver trusted data across the entire data lifecycle.
In financial services, Rabobank, the second largest bank in the Netherlands, is strengthening its regulatory compliance for BCBS 239 and enabling more efficient data governance by using Enterprise Data Catalog for automated end-to-end lineage. Invesco, a leading financial services provider that spoke at our MDM 360 and Data Governance Summit, is democratizing trusted data for self-service analytics on an AWS cloud data lake with Informatica’s intelligent data governance solution powered by Enterprise Data Catalog and Axon Data Governance.
To learn more about IDC’s perspective on the data catalog market and why they named Informatica a leader, download the report. For more on Informatica’s vision of a catalog of catalogs, read this eBook, “Drive Your Business Forward with a Catalog of Catalogs.”
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.