Informatica recently announced that it has acquired automated data governance provider Compact Solutions to bolster its Enterprise Data Catalog. The merger will enable Informatica to extend capabilities that enable its customers to catalog and govern any enterprise data, including complex enterprise systems like mainframes, multi-vendor ETL, hand-coded scripts, and BI tools in addition to databases, applications, data warehouses and data lakes.
Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is a machine learning-based data catalog that lets you classify and organize data assets across any environment. The product also provides a metadata system of record for the enterprise. Enterprise Data Catalog automatically scans and catalogs data, indexing it for organization-wide discovery via a Google-like search engine. Key features include data provisioning, end-to-end data lineage, integrated data quality, data relationships and recommendations, and even a Tableau extension.
The enhanced product will feature advanced metadata connectivity from Compact Solutions to hasten the analytics process, as well as speed up governance, privacy and data warehouse modernization by understanding and prioritizing all data and how it should be processed and migrated. The acquired advanced scanners formerly known as Compact Solutions MetaDex will enable customers to scan and ingest more enterprise metadata into the platform using advanced code parsing features. Additional enterprise data assets can now also be governed per corporate policies and industry regulations with Informatica Axon Data Governance.
In a statement about the news, Informatica CEO Amit Walia said: “This acquisition will further extend and accelerate Informatica’s leadership in metadata-driven AI and automation, and support our strategy to deliver on Data 4.0 for today’s CDOs, helping them not only survive, but thrive in the rapidly changing business landscape today.”
Learn more about Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog.
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