Tag "data catalog"

Chief Data Officers: A Financial Services Perspective

In my last blog, I wrote about the challenges and opportunities for the four archetypes of data leadership identified in IDC’s state of the chief data officer (CDO) survey [1] commissioned by Informatica. In this blog, I will look at the priorities and challenges reported by chief data officers in the financial services industry. The... more

Holistic Data Governance and Epic – Four High-Value Use Cases Beyond COVID-19

The last few years have seen enterprise data governance as a top data management priority for healthcare organizations. And data governance has become more critical specifically for provider organizations with the COVID-19 crisis as new sources of data proliferate, the scope of self-service analytics expands dramatically, and executive decision-making evolves overnight to rely on reporting... more

Chief Data Officers: Challenges and Opportunities

In my last blog, I wrote about the four archetypes of data leadership identified in IDC’s state of the chief data officer (CDO) survey [1] commissioned by Informatica. In this blog, I will dive deeper into the challenges and opportunities for each of those archetypes (Governance Gurus, Operational Optimizers, Analytics Champions, and Digital Innovators). For... 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

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