Tag "data catalog"

The Rise of Chief Data Officers in the Federal Government

With the US Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) recent release of the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Year One Action Plan, there is now unprecedented opportunity in the coming decade to fundamentally change—for the better—the Federal Government’s approach to leveraging data as a strategic asset. The Action Plan, coupled with the 2019 OPEN Government Data... more

Data Discovery and Lineage Simplified for Cloud Analytics with Informatica and Databricks

We all know the old maxim “garbage in garbage out.” That is as true for the most sophisticated AI and machine-learning models as it is for basic reporting. And that points to a deeper truth that gets lost in all the hype around AI-powered analytics and applications – the hardest part of AI isn’t AI,... more

Avoiding the Toothless Tiger Syndrome with the Federal Data Strategy

While engaging with multiple US Government agencies at our recent Informatica World Tour in Washington, DC, two things were made abundantly clear; data leaders have come a long way in beginning to leverage data as a strategic asset, but many also have a long way to go and face several strategic barriers which I’ll discuss.... more

Trust, Time-to-Insight and Data Discovery

Digital transformation and IT modernization initiatives continue to be hot topics in the boardroom across nearly every industry, no matter the size of the organization. The goals are grand and the scope is broad—necessary to drive large visionary changes. As we’ve witnessed from industry leaders who’ve disrupted their markets, the chances for success to drive... more

Column Similarity: Metadata Intelligence for Curation and Consumption

Ability to accurately label columns, attributes and fields is a critical requirement for both data discovery and data governance. However, organizations can have millions of datasets and hundreds of millions of columns/fields in various structured and semi-structured data sources, making it impossible to manually curate them one by one. Also, not all columns represent unique... more

EDC Discover for Tableau: In Context Data Catalog for Self Service BI

A data catalog is essential to provide a single place for data discovery for all kinds of data consumers: business users, data analysts and report developers. A large majority of these users have already chosen Tableau as the Business Intelligence and Analytics platform of choice. Informatica’s Enterprise Data Catalog allows data owners and data stewards to curate... more