What is unified governance and integration?

Data governance introduces practices that optimize the value of data, clarifies the ownership of the data and enables businesses to make better decisions based on the data. A unified governance strategy helps bring order to structured and unstructured data by delivering governed information to the business. Is your data trustworthy and a source for insights and intelligence?

The IBM unified governance and integration platform and solutions empower you to know your data is correct and available to every data user, to trust your data to deliver efficiency and protection, and to use your data to drive business transformation and innovation, including reaching AI faster.

Built on the flexibility of an open data platform, best-in-class security and governance, it helps you create a trusted analytics foundation to meet the demands of your enterprise on any platform — on premises, on cloud and hybrid — at any scale.

Problems IBM solves

Governing your data lake

Embed data integration, data quality, and availability into your data lake environment to accelerate exploration and insight creation, while avoiding data swamps.

Offloading your enterprise data warehouse

Incorporate data integration, quality, and governance to maintain trusted and clean data for analytics by offloading EDW data and ETL workloads to a data lake or Hadoop.

Accelerate your GDPR journey

Accelerate your General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness by focusing on the key elements: protecting personal data and managing consent.

Enabling information-driven insights

Empower every data user and line-of-business leader with high-value, 360-degree views of trusted data to drive business insights and intelligence.

What's new

IBM Master Data Management Express 

Rapidly and easily deploy a master data management solution to leverage trusted data and create a 360-degree view of information. Realize productive use in a matter of hours without IT or data stewardship requirements to get started quickly adding, working with and sharing data across business systems and downstream processes. Empower business users with an intuitive user interface for easy consumption, and realize the true value of your data. 

Our capabilities

Data integration

Transform structured and unstructured data and deliver it to any system on a scalable big data platform.

Data governance

Locate and retrieve information about data objects, their meaning, physical location, characteristics, and usage.

Master data management

Establish a single trusted 360-degree view of customer data and enable users with self-service analytics to deliver insights.

Data quality

Clean, manage, and make available reliable data across your organization.

Data replication

Provide trusted data synchronization (including change data capture capabilities) and availability to efficiently manage data growth while increasing revenue through use of up-to-the-minute information.

Information lifecycle governance

Discover how to effectively manage the information lifecycle and avoid costs and risks to drive more business value from your data.


Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools

See how IBM has been positioned as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration for over a decade.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools

See how IBM has been positioned as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions

See how IBM has been positioned as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management solutions.

Survey Results: Data Integration Reaches Inflection Point

Organizations weigh in on their most common data integration challenges.

Customer success

J.B. Hunt Transport

Operating in a heavily regulated industry, J.B. Hunt must store data securely and for the prescribed period. The transportation company wanted to ensure that it was managing content in an efficient, compliant way.

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