With the democratization of data, self-service analytics is exploding. However, business users need to trust the underlying data to embrace analytics. Siloed data is the biggest impediment to true insights. Informatica®, the world’s No. 1 provider of data management solutions, today announced that the Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog now transforms every Tableau user’s analytics journey with a single powerful metadata-driven offering to support all types of data sources – whether in the cloud or on-premise.
As enterprise data grows in volume and variety, organizations need to bridge data silos that inhibit analytics users and prevent a holistic understanding of information assets and interrelationships. Through its powerful new self-service data management tool Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog, Informatica provides organizations with unprecedented enterprise-wide visibility, accessibility and control over all their data and metadata, whether in the cloud or on-premise.
For Tableau users, this means the ability to explore and discover relevant data and metadata across the enterprise, eliminating hidden data silos. Enterprise Information Catalog, powered by modern self-service capabilities, helps business and IT collaborate on accelerating business value and enables trusted and scalable analytics powered by governed and compliant data across cloud and on-premise data sources and applications. Capabilities include:
• Efficient, intelligent Google-like search machine-learning-based discovery of data
• Profiling statistics
• 360-degree view of data
• End-to-end data lineage
• Integrated business glossary
• Crowdsourced data enrichment
• Recommendations based on machine learning
These new self-service cataloging and discovery capabilities complement and extend the existing data access, data integration, data quality capabilities to rapidly and intuitively prepare and share data among Tableau users.
Bridging the Business and IT Divide for More Successful Analytics Projects
Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog, combined with Informatica’s data integration capabilities, provides users with easy-to-use visual tools to explore and discover underlying data, lineage and relationships. In addition, Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog is pre-configured to help users prevent data silos, understand Tableau visualizations better and make data-driven decisions. Informatica’s broad portfolio of market-leading data management products are designed to ensure successful analytics outcomes for line of business users. All these capabilities bridge the business and IT gap, enabling IT and the business to collaborate and accelerate the adoption and governance of enterprise-wide analytics.
Making the Most of Both Cloud and On-Premise Assets
As organizations look to hybrid cloud services as a way to nimbly adapt to changes in their business, there is still the need to continue with on-premises applications and systems along with cloud-based applications. Innovative flexible solutions such as Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog help ensure the effectiveness of hybrid IT environments by helping organizations achieve the cloud benefits of speed, agility and scale while continuing to derive maximum value from their traditional information frameworks.
“We want to capitalize on opportunities – to uncover insights and turn them into actionable intelligence for enhancing value to students, faculty and the community,” said Jelena Roljevic, assistant vice president of Business Intelligence Services, Division of Information Technology, The George Washington University. “Informatica has fundamentally altered how we view and interact with data. The Tableau dashboards give us clear data-to-insights that arm us with the transparent data access that enable us to discover new insights and take informed actions.”
“Informatica is democratizing data so that any Tableau user, in Sales, Marketing, Finance or the C-Suite, now has the power to engage with it,” said Ronen Schwartz, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud, Big Data and Data Integration, Informatica. “Just as Tableau has led the charge toward easy self-service analytics, Informatica is pioneering simplified self-service information cataloging to drive better analytics outcomes. By providing business professionals with a 360-degree view of the data and understanding of data lineage, Informatica is enabling much more intelligence to be delivered with much less effort and much more quickly – literally in a matter of seconds.”