Solutions for data governance are still rare. However, more and more organizations are looking for the technology part of the data governance discipline to underpin the else predominant people and process part of this challenge.
The Forrester Data Governance Wave 2021 is a list of solutions for data governance. As rightfully stated in the report: “Organizations have an ever-increasing appetite to leverage their data for business advantage, either through internal collaboration, data sharing across ecosystems, direct commercialization, or as the basis for AI-driven business decision-making. While doing so, organizations must take care to maintain employee, partner, and customer trust in their approach of leveraging data (and technology fueled by data). This requires data governance and data governance solutions to step up once again and enable data-driven businesses to leverage their data responsibly, ethically, compliantly, and accountably.”
The wave looks like this:
The solutions included seems to be a mix of data governance pure players, data privacy and data protection specialists and more general data management solution providers.
Erwin has been better known for their data modelling technology, which they still do also.
Infogix was acquired by Precisely recently and as they also recently have acquired PIM/MDM technology, the Infogix solution may become part of a wider stack.
Ataccama is also a recognized MDM and Data Quality Tool vendor.
Not surprisingly Informatica is missing from the list as Informatica and Forrester seem to have dysfunctional relationship. I think the list is incomplete without Informatica – and IBM as well, though they do all the other data management stuff too. Like SAP who is in there.
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