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erwin Data Intelligence

Data catalog and data literacy capabilities integrated within a powerful software suite

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What Is erwin Data Intelligence?

erwin Data Intelligence (erwin DI) combines data catalog and data literacy capabilities for greater awareness of and access to available data assets, guidance on their use, and guardrails to ensure data policies and best practices are followed. Automatically harvest, transform and feed metadata from a wide array of data sources, operational processes, business applications and data models into a central catalog. Then make it accessible and understandable via role-based, contextual views so stakeholders can make strategic decisions based on accurate insights. erwin DI supports enterprise data governance, digital transformation and any effort that relies on data for favorable outcomes.

Benefits of erwin Data Intelligence Software

The right data points — or facts — lead to information, and information — or context — leads to intelligence. When you know what you need to know – or discover what you don’t know – you can move in the right direction. But the lack of visibility and control over “data at rest” in databases, data lakes and data warehouses and “data in motion” as it’s integrated with and used by key applications means organizations spend a lot more time searching for data instead of analyzing it for meaningful insights.

In fact, data professionals spend 80 percent of their time looking for, preparing and protecting data and only 20 percent on analysis, according to IDC. So if data pros are hampered in data analysis, what does that say about the rest of us? erwin DI improves data awareness, capability and knowledge to support data governance and business enablement. The specific benefits of erwin DI include the abilities to:

Schedule ongoing scans of metadata from the widest array of data sources.

Keep metadata current with full versioning and change management.

Easily map data elements from source to target, including data in motion, and harmonize data integration across platforms.

Reduce reliance on technical resources.

Enable data consumers to define and discover data relevant to their roles.

Facilitate the understanding and use of data within a business context.

Ensure the organization is data literate.

The Power of the erwin Data Intelligence Suite

Data intelligence refers to the analysis of relevant data in various forms to derive meaningful insights that support strategic decision-making. What could your organization accomplish by automating the collection of data intelligence and putting it into the hands of users who can work together to bring valid ideas across the finish line? erwin DI brings together the power of data cataloging, data glossary management, and self-service data discovery in a single software suite so your enterprise can:

Discover Data

Identify and interrogate metadata from various data management silos.

Harvest Data

Automate the collection of metadata from various data management silos and consolidate it into a single source.

Structure and Deploy Data Sources

Connect physical metadata to specific data models, business terms, definitions and reusable design standards.

Analyze Metadata

Understand how data relates to the business and what attributes it has.

Map Data Flows

Identify where to integrate data and document data lineage to understand how it moves and transforms.

Govern Data

Develop a governance model to manage standards, policies and best practices and associate them with physical assets.

Socialize Data

Empower stakeholders to see data in one place and in the context of their roles.

Who Needs erwin Data Intelligence?

The convergence of exploding data production, scalable big data computation, and advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence have given rise to the “citizen analyst,” a business-oriented problem-solver charged with understanding how to apply analytical techniques to massive data sets to identify emergent business opportunities. Additionally, the chief data officer (CDO) has been tasked with harmonizing data management, governance and consumption efforts to overcome the opaqueness, complexity and siloed nature of enterprise data to speed up the time to realizing true business benefits. So an expanding number of roles within the enterprise need coordinated processes to survey the data (and metadata) landscape to harvest, curate and publish data assets available for analysis and reporting. Plus both IT and citizen analysts need access with an understanding of how different data assets can be used with guidelines for adhering to data policies.

Make your enterprise smarter. With erwin DI, you can harness and activate your data in a single, unified catalog and then make it available to your data communities in context and in line with business requirements.

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