Tag "data catalog"

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

Data Asset Analytics: Breaking Barriers to Maximizing Data Value with Data Cataloging

Earthrise, the dazzling Blue Marble photograph of Earth, has been a great inspiration for me. Apollo 8 astronauts on the first human-crewed mission to the moon took this awe-inspiring photograph. It is a powerful image representing the progress in travel exploration made possible through barrier-breaking inventions of the wheel to go farther on land, ships... more

Leave No Metadata Behind with AI-powered Enterprise Data Catalog Advanced Scanners

Metadata connectivity is a critical component of data cataloging. It  helps establish the unified metadata foundation required to drive successful data-driven digital transformation initiatives with intelligence and automation.  At Informatica, we have been working with many of the leading Global 2000 and Fortune 500 enterprises across industries and geographies to help them intelligently catalog and... more

Speed Your SAP Digital Transformation Initiatives with Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog

SAP systems have long been considered the “backbone” that supports business operations for enterprises of all types and sizes. Businesses rely on SAP end-to-end business solutions, in-memory databases, and data warehouses among other SAP technologies to enable a plethora of business functions. According to SAP, 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system.[1] ... more

6 Ways to Tell If You have an Enterprise-Class Data Catalog

In December 2017, data catalogs officially became cool when Gartner published its report “Data Catalogs Are the New Black in Data Management and Analytics.”[1] Demand for data catalogs has been strong and lived up to the hype over the last couple of years. And over the last year, this demand has translated into an increasing... more

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