The Forrester Wave:
Data Governance Stewardship And Discovery Providers

Why Read This Report

In this 28-criteria evaluation of data governance stewardship and discovery (DGSD) providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Alation, ALEX Solutions, BackOffice Associates, Cloudera, Collibra, DATUM, Global Data Excellence, Global IDs, IBM, Infogix, Informatica, and SAP — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals make the right choice.

Some Takeaways:

  • EA Pros Are Looking For Strategic Partners
    The DGSD market is growing because more EA professionals see it as a way to address their top challenges and because they increasingly trust providers to act as strategic partners, advising them on their top data governance stewardship and discovery decisions.
  • Methodology, Data Valuation, And Roles Covered Differentiate Products
    Products vary in their support for implementation methodology and how metrics guide implementation. The products also differ in terms of how they support valuing data that uses different perspectives. Role support is a third key area of differentiation.

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