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Informatica, the leader in enterprise cloud data management, positioned highest for “Ability to Execute” and farthest for “Completeness of Vision” for metadata management solutions

Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader accelerating data-driven digital transformation, today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has positioned Informatica as a Leader in its 2017 Magic Quadrant for metadata management solutions report. Gartner has positioned Informatica highest on the ‘ability to execute’ axis for the second consecutive year, and farthest on the ‘completeness of vision’ axis this year.

The complete report, including the quadrant graphic, was published on August 10, 2017, and is available athttps://www.informatica.com/metadata-management-magic-quadrant.html?Source=News-Release

According to the Gartner report, “The metadata management solutions market continues to demand more innovation and better execution to address the needs of automation (machine learning and semantic enrichment by search capabilities), and combined cloud and on-premises deployments. The technology continues to expand in its capabilities and support for multiple use cases. A growing ecosystem of system integrators and independent software vendor partners supports the most popular metadata management solutions.”

The report notes that, “In harnessing data for business outcomes, data and analytics leaders must understand the flood of data in its multiple formats. Data has been available in disparate repositories for decades, but in today’s digital business environment organisations face new demands to access and use data across these repositories — by mapping relationships between the different data formats.”

“Providing customers with the ability to manage and leverage metadata across the enterprise has been part of Informatica’s DNA from our inception,” said Amit Walia, executive vice president and chief product officer, Informatica. “It is integral to the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform, which uses metadata-driven intelligence to increase data management productivity across all relevant data types, use cases and users as our customers pursue their digital transformation initiatives and projects including data governance and analytics. We believe that Gartner’s positioning of Informatica as a leader in metadata management underscores our long track record of enabling customer success in these initiatives, and the new channels we continue to open for leveraging metadata in innovative and expanded ways.”

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Data-driven companies require rich metadata management capabilities to maximise the value of all their data and engage in intelligent business disruption. Informatica is a pioneer and innovator in metadata management. At-scale metadata management is a pillar of the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform and its CLAIRE engine, a breakthrough metadata-driven artificial intelligence technology that dramatically accelerates data delivery and business data self-service. The company’s industry-leading metadata management innovations, such as Enterprise Information Catalog, Informatica Axon data governance and Business Glossary, enable business and IT users to leverage enterprise-wide data discovery, end-to-end data governance, business context and full lineage to deliver a comprehensive and unified view of metadata whether on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environments. This allows organisations to power their data-driven digital transformation to deliver next-gen analytics, differentiated customer engagement, cloud/application modernisation, holistic data governance, compliance, data security and other high-value initiatives.