Gartner has positioned Informatica, the data integration software provider, in its Leaders Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools, 2007.
According to Gartner, leaders demonstrate strength across a complete range of data quality functionality, including profiling, parsing, standardisation, matching, validation and enrichment. They exhibit a clear understanding and vision for where the market is headed, including recognition of non-customer data quality issues and the delivery of enterprise-level data quality implementations.
“Informatica was in the Challengers section of the quadrant, one step below Leaders, but has moved up since the acquisition of Similarity Systems in January 2006,” says Paul van Aswegen, GM of Informatica SA.
“That gives our current and future customers confidence and demonstrates that the business is investing in the toolset.”
Gartner also says leaders have an established market presence, significant size and a multinational presence, either directly or as a result of a parent company.
According to Gartner: “Companies are discovering that data quality has a significant impact on their most strategic business initiatives and, as such, they are raising the visibility of data quality activity within their enterprise information management programmes.
"Compliance and transparency are at the top of the list of concerns, along with ensuring the capture of expected benefits from investments in business intelligence and master data management. A common thread underpins successful initiatives in each of these areas: the prerequisite for high-quality data to add accuracy and value to the relevant business processes.”