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erwin Data Intelligence

erwin Data Intelligence by Quest 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 Data Intelligence supports enterprise data governance, digital transformation and any effort that relies on data for favorable outcomes.
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Benefits of erwin Data Intelligence

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 85 percent of their time looking for, preparing and protecting data and only 15 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 Data Intelligence improves data awareness, capability and knowledge to support data governance and business enablement. Benefits of erwin Data Intelligence include the abilities to:

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

Keep metadata current and trace changes with full versioning and change management.

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

Easily put in place a business-centric data asset framework tailored to your organization for alignment and robust data governance.

Help mitigate a wide range of risks to provide regulatory peace of mind.

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.

Provide the visibility needed to understand, manage, protect and best leverage data across the organization.

Why erwin for your data intelligence platform?

Data is all we do. It’s all we’ve ever done, and we’re pretty darn good at it. So we developed erwin Data Intelligence, comprised of erwin Data Catalog by Quest and erwin Data Literacy by Quest with built-in automation, to give organizations an accurate picture of their metadata landscapes. Such visibility reduces friction in data accessibility and utility, improves overall quality, underpins governance and accelerates digital transformation as more individuals become data literate and intelligent. With erwin Data Intelligence, you can automate the discovery and assessment of enterprise data assets. In fact, erwin is the only software provider with an automated, metadata-driven approach to meeting enterprise data requirements.

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 Data Intelligence brings together the power of data cataloging, data stewardship, 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.

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Who needs erwin Data Intelligence?

From data analysts, data architects and data stewards to chief executives and business users, erwin Data Intelligence is used by many across the organization to understand, govern, deliver and leverage enterprise data to its fullest advantage. As companies increasingly recognize the role data can play in their evolution, the number of roles requiring more timely, accurate access to data intelligence increases. The convergence of exploding data production, scalable big data computation, and advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence have given rise to citizen analysts: business-oriented problem-solvers charged with understanding how to apply analytical techniques to massive data sets to identify emergent business opportunities.

Additionally, the prevalence of chief data officers (CDOs) continues to grow to better harmonize data management, governance and consumption efforts to overcome the opaqueness, complexity and siloed nature of enterprise data. Enterprises today must have visibility of their 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 along with guidelines for adhering to data policies that best protect the organization.

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Make your enterprise smarter. With erwin Data Intelligence, 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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