Reflections On Gartner’s 2011 Magic Quadrant For Data Quality Tools

Gartner recently released their 2011 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools and I’m happy to announce that Informatica is positioned in the Leaders’ quadrant.  We believe our position is a testament to the fact that customers like Station Casinos and U.S. Xpress continue to turn to Informatica to solve their most critical data quality challenges.

The publishing of the Magic Quadrant is often a great opportunity to reflect on the state of the data quality market.  It should come as no surprise that data quality as a business imperative isn’t going away any time soon.  We are continuing to see customers looking for help and expertise in solving a wide range of data quality problems, largely associated with data governance initiatives, master data management (MDM), business intelligence and application modernization.  And the association of data quality in these areas is only getting stronger.

Looking forward, there are some new challenges on the horizon.  Big Data and Cloud in particular present an interesting opportunity to further explore the role and importance of data quality on an ever-changing data integration landscape.  Informatica’s focus of having a flexible solution that enables all stakeholders to address data quality wherever it lies and ensuring improvement is sustained, we will continue to build off of the success we have had with the Informatica Platform and bring to market pervasive data quality solutions for addressing data quality and data profiling problems of all types.

In an upcoming series of blogs, I’ll discuss some of these areas and the role they play in enterprise data quality in more detail.  In the meantime, I encourage you to download the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality now or check out the press release.  Happy reading!


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