Data integration and governance is not a back-office activity anymore. A data-driven organization needs to have a keen sense of how data is being created, processed, and used. The 21st century needs tools that reconcile a real-time need for complex decisions with multiple data silos, unstructured data, and explosions of hand code.
Enterprise Architects document and structure (or re-structure) the thousands of moving parts of information to support decisions, streamline processes, and mitigate risk. We have long experience with the tools and techniques to establish and maintain an Enterprise Architecture program, from corporate vocabulary to data lineage and rules management.
We have worked with some of the largest organizations on earth implementing IBM’s Information Server and Information Governance Platform. Its data movement flexibility, power, and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) can be much lower than other methods, as long as IE experts provide mentorship to teams who have no experience with such a powerful suite. There is no reason that it cannot co-exist with other technologies, particularly when those others fail at the “tough stuff.” More on Information Server
Governance is the 21st-century key to managing corporate data and maintenance. Anything with lots of hand coding is going to be expensive. IBM’s IGC automates lineage, daily flows, documentation, maintenance, and change impact, all of which consume scarce, expensive expert resources if not automated. Government and audit regulations are already key requirements for several industries.
Big Data is now a major player for Integration, Governance, and Analytics. More on Big Data Stores and Integration
“I have over 40,000 data flows that are tracked automatically by IBM IGC. IGC knows any changes immediately.”