Recently Sunil Soares has released a Research Report being An In-Depth Review of Data Governance Software Tools. Link to the place to download the complimentary report is here.
The report examines what a data governance software tool should do and mentions a range of tools from vendors stretching from:
- A pure play data governance tool vendor as Collibra
- A one-stop-shopping vendor within data management as Informatica
- A none-stop-shopping vendor within everything IT as IBM
As touched in the latest post on this blog, how far a tool should go in covering additional disciplines related to the core discipline is an ever-recurring question. Data governance should for example definitely be a part of a Master Data Management (MDM) programme, here using the British English way of spelling programme versus program to emphasise what MDM should be. As data governance is very much about people and processes and not so much about technology, do you need a tool at all? If you do, do you need a separate best-of-breed tool for the data governance part or will it be preferable to have it as an integrated part of the MDM solution?