Informatica Data Quality, Key Features
Trust All Your Data, All The Time
Informatica Data Quality is designed to deliver the right data quality capabilities at the right time to the right users. Even without technical know-how, business analysts and data stewards can easily and continually understand and manage the level of their data quality within the context of their evolving data ecosystem.
A self-service interface gives business stakeholders easy access to all the tools they need to manage the entire data quality lifecycle: daily tasks, items to approve, issues to remediate, and fast navigation to related functionality. Business analysts and data stewards collaborate with peers as well as IT counterparts, seamlessly and without confusion.
Informatica Data Quality makes it easy to visualize every aspect of your data — what you have, where it resides, how to access it, and how much of it is sensitive and in need of extra security. The ability to see your data and the relationships within it will accelerate your understanding of its quality and help you identify areas for improvement.
Discovery Search makes it easy to find data assets, business terms, defined rules, and profiles — wherever they are in the enterprise — and drill down to understand how they relate to each other. Your business stakeholders not only grasp them better, but reuse them for greater consistency and faster deliverables.
Data profiling lets you analyze your business data for structure, completeness, and relevance — enabling you to identify and remediate bad data while creating policies and rules for consistent data representation across the enterprise.
Data Quality Rule Builder
The data quality rule builder provides a top-down policy driven experience that lets business stakeholders focus on logical definitions and business objectives without needing to access the data or learn another rule specification syntax.
The business glossary enables stakeholders to collaborate on, build, and manage a common business vocabulary across the organization for clear meaning and business context. Vocabulary can be linked to the underlying technical metadata to document semantic relationships and trace the dependencies, metrics and rules that influence technical implementations. The business glossary also includes a vocabulary searchthat transparently uses keywords and semantic relationships for comprehensive results.
Metadata Manager and Data Lineage
The Informatica Metadata Manager creates a frame of reference for your data by capturing details that support and influence your information systems: technical metadata about your data and data-impacting processes, business metadata about business terms, definitions, and owners, and operational data about how the data is used (operational metadata). Visual lineage and tabular impact summary views detail the data flow from origin to final report and archive, helping users to understand processing of data, both at rest and in motion. The metadata catalog defines a common reference point for planning and executing change, and is crucial for establishing data governance practices.
Data Quality Transformations
As part of the Informatica Data Quality feature set, all of the basic capabilities are provided out-of-the-box. Informatica Data Quality includes quality standardization, matching, formatting, duplication, deduplication, parsing, validation, enrichment, consolidation, address confirmation, and more, all provided out-of-the-box.
A library of instructional videos is embedded in Informatica's data quality products for self-paced, learn-as-you-go training at your end users' fingertips.
Data Quality Accelerators
Informatica Marketplace contains a wide array of Data Quality Accelerators that identify and correct low-quality data such as global names and customer addresses for greater productivity and faster time-to-value. Available packages include geography-based name and address standardization, delivery point validation, reference dictionaries, and prebuilt business rules.
Map Once. Deploy Anywhere.
Powered by Informatica's Vibe™ virtual data machine, data quality development is abstracted from the deployment. This allows you to build your data quality rules once, then deploy them to run directly on the Informatica Platform, on Hadoop, in the Cloud, or even embedded in your applications. As your underlying information architecture changes, you don't have to rewrite your data quality business rules. Informatica Vibe™ future-proofs your investment, allowing you to retain your data quality processes in your changing environment.