2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools – Informatica Positioned as a Leader

It’s that time of year again when Gartner publishes their annual Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools  and Informatica has been positioned as a leader. Informatica continues to build off of a strong heritage of success in delivering enterprise data quality solutions  through a continued focus on delivering industry leading data management solutions to address the end-to-end data quality lifecycle. In large part, our progress can be attributed to our product roadmap, specifically our recent release of Informatica Data Quality 9.5, aimed at helping organizations maximize their return on data. Let’s look at a few of the more significant additions for this release:

Data Governance and Stewardship

Data governance as a corporate initiative is certainly here to stay and increasingly, organizations are looking for ways to leverage technology more effectively in support of their governance efforts. In Informatica Data Quality 9.5 we’ve added new capabilities so data stewards can use technology to their advantage. In particular, new workflow and task management capabilities help automate otherwise manual, error prone data reconciliation steps. Armed with such capabilities, data stewards can effectively align the activities of both business and IT in addressing data quality issues without excessive overhead.

All Data

With the rise of social computing platforms, customer analytics has a new wealth of information from which to produce unforeseen insight into customer and product patterns. The challenge, however, is how to make sense of what is otherwise unstructured information.  One solution is natural language processing (NLP) which uses probabilistic analytics initiatives. With NLP available in Informatica Data Quality 9.5 organizations can now make sense of free form text from feeds like Facebook or LinkedIn and use that to sharpen their decision making processes while harnessing the benefits of big data.

Data Discovery

Data discovery, quite simply, is the process of uncovering specific types of data when its meaning is not otherwise known. With new data discovery capabilities now available in Informatica Data Quality 9.5, organizations can easily and effectively identify key pieces of information without the need for manual intervention. This is particularly of value in areas such as data masking, where the identification of sensitive information such as personally identifiable information (PII) is of utmost importance.

These are just a few of the capabilities introduced in Informatica Data Quality 9.5 last month.  As is evidenced in the 2012 Magic Quadrant, we believe the innovation and roadmap for our products is clearly going in the right direction. We’re excited by what lies ahead and have plans to continue to drive new and innovative capabilities for the data quality market.

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  2. Vijay Pal says:

    really interesting report , and will give an insight to the people who are in the field of data management of datawarehouse or BI, being an Informatica developer I understand the future of Data Management as Big data is giving clear indication in this area to become a player..
    I just wanted to know what Informatica is doing in field of Big Data ?

    • John Haddad says:


      Thanks for your comment.

      Informatica is doing a lot as relates to Big Data. In fact we just released in December 2012 the PowerCenter Big Data Edition which includes our ability to execute ETL transformations on Hadoop. It also enables you to do complex file parsing (e.g. web logs, JSON, XML, etc.), data profiling, and entity extraction for unstructured text (e.g. natural language processing) on Hadoop. The PowerCenter Big Data Edition includes connectivity to Social data for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and many other capabilities described in the datasheet at http://www.informatica.com/Images/02194_powercenter-big-data-edition_ds_en-US.pdf

      In addition to the PowerCenter Big Data Edition, Informatica provides many other Big Data capabilities that include: data archiving to “make Big Data small”; data masking to protect sensitive data; high-speed data replication between source systems, Hadoop, and data warehouse appliances; B2B data exchange to process data between suppliers, customers, and third party agencies; data virtualization for Agile BI and to provide a secure data services layer; complex event processing to process real-time data channels; ultra-messaging to stream data in real-time to Hadoop and other data stores; and master data management to manage and enrich data with customer and product information mined from social data, web logs, and other new types of data sources.

      In summary, Informatica provides companies a proven path to breakthrough results with Big Data innovation by helping companies innovate 3x faster, reduce Big Data costs up to 2x, and minimize risk that lets you use existing architectures and resources for Big Data initiatives.


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