The major data quality tool vendor Precisely announced yesterday that they are to acquire Infogix.
Infogix is a four-decade old provider of solutions for data quality and adjacent disciplines as data governance, data catalog and data analytics.
Precisely was recently renamed from Syncsort. Under this brand they nabbed Pitney Bowes software two years ago as told in the post Syncsort Nabs Pitney Bowes Software Solutions. Back in time Pitney Bows nabbed veteran data quality solution provider Group1.
Before being Syncsort their data quality software solution was known as Trillium. This solution also goes a long way back.
So, it is worth noticing that the M&A activity revolves around data quality software that was born in the previous millennium.
As told in the post Opportunities on The Data Quality Tool Market, this market is conservative.
HI Henrik. An interesting acquisition. I think this was less focussed on the DQ capabilities and more on the Data Catalog side. There are some very interesting synergies.
Thanks for adding in Gary.
The precise (so to speak) wording in the press release is: “Precisely is acquiring Data Governance, Data Catalog and Strategic Data Services that extend its data integrity software leadership. Infogix also brings highly complementary Data Quality capabilities….”.
The view on the data quality market is of course affected by that the large players have and extend their adjacent capabilities as MDM, data catalog and more.