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Build Your Healthcare Cloud Data Lake With a Data Governance Foundation

We’ve all heard the cautionary tale across healthcare (and beyond) that poorly deployed cloud data lakes run the risk of becoming data swamps, where untrusted volumes of data deliver limited-to-no value or insights to the organization. This is not a myth. While most healthcare organizations, providers, and payers have embraced the need to deliver real-time,... more

Informatica’s Data Governance Framework

Co-authored with Mary Wilson, Principal Consultant in Informatica Advisory Service. “Just enough” data governance is an efficient path to enterprise data governance that starts by building early credibility in a strategically chosen area—and using it as a springboard to further success.  Recently there has been much discussion surrounding Predictive Analytics, Self-Serve Analytics, Data Democratization, and more,... more

Informatica Named a Magic Quadrant Leader Again—For The 13th Time

Gartner just published its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Solutions, recognizing Informatica as a Leader for the thirteenth time. As someone who has worked for Informatica on every Data Quality Magic Quadrant since 2006 (the first year it published), I have seen the data landscape evolve over time. There are now more data users,... more

8 Ways Data Preparation Helps to Meet the Data Needs of Self-Service Business Users

What does data preparation have to do with the history of the telephone? It took 75 years for the telephone to reach 100 million users (Source). Now, guess how much time it took Facebook, Instagram, and Candy Crush to reach 100 million users. The answer is four years, two years, and less than one year,... more

Informatica a Leader in IDC’s Assessment of Data Catalog Solutions

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... more

A Lesson on Focus and Foundation: How the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Has Established a Governance Framework for Success

Any time that your organization’s value proposition is centered on safety, then trust must be critical to your success: Trust in results. Trust in data. Trust in your ability to deliver on that promise of ensuring that everyone and everything is protected. That’s certainly the case of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in... more

Modernizing with Google BigQuery: How Migrations to Cloud Data Warehouses Have Evolved

Knowing your customer is the best and easiest way to better serve their needs. And the customer data already available within the enterprise can provide the exact insights needed to maximize that customer experience. The challenge, however, has been to get your arms around that data and make it easier to digest for analysis. Cloud... more

Microsoft Names Informatica 2020 Data Analytics Partner of the Year

I’m excited to share that Informatica has been recognized as the Microsoft Data Analytics Partner of the Year at Microsoft Inspire, this year’s digital partner conference. With over 3,300 nominations from more than 100 countries, the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards are a competitive, worldwide recognition of excellence among Microsoft partners who truly stand... more

A Perfect Storm: The “New Normal” in Business and CCPA Compliance Enforcement

Today we’re operating in what many are calling the “new normal,” with businesses adjusting to a reality of remote workforces, business continuity concerns, and increased attacks from those wishing to exploit vulnerabilities as we transform operating models to stay safe and healthy while remaining productive during a global pandemic.  But even before today, pressures to maintain data privacy were already top of mind, thanks... more