Data Governance Tools

Data Governance Tools

Evaluation Criteria, Big Data Governance, and Alignment with Enterprise Data Management

Sunil Soares


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Comprehensively covers evaluation criteria for and capabilities of the software tools available for implementing a data governance program Data governance programs often start off using programs such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint to document and share data governance artifacts. But these tools often lack critical functionality. Meanwhile, vendors have matured their data governance offerings to the extent that today's organizations need to consider tools as a critical component of their data governance programs. In this book, data governance expert Sunil Soares reviews the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) reference architecture and discusses key data governance tasks that can be automated by tools for business glossaries, metadata management, data profiling, data quality management, master data management, reference data management, and information policy management. Subsequent sections describe the integration points between EDM tools and data governance and examine how governance tools interact with big data technologies, including Hadoop, NoSQL, stream computing, and text analytics. The final section of the book discusses evaluation criteria for data governance tools and provides an overview of key vendor platforms, including ASG, Collibra, Global IDs, IBM, Informatica, Orchestra Networks, SAP, and Talend.


Sunil Soares:
Sunil Soares is the founder and managing partner of Information Asset, a consulting firm that specializes in data governance, and is a former director of information governance at IBM, where he worked with clients across six continents and multiple industries. He is the author of Big Data Governance, The IBM Data Governance Unified Process, IBM InfoSphere: A Platform for Big Data Governance and Process Data Governance, and Selling Information Governance to the Business. He lives in Harrington Park, New Jersey.