What is unified governance and integration?

Unified governance and integration provides you with complete information management and governance solutions for analytical insights to create business value through data while helping you ensure compliance lowering cost and risk. It empowers all your information stakeholders with the ability to discover, understand, integrate, analyze, govern, and self-serve structured and unstructured data, on cloud, on premises, and hybrid – at any scale.

Unified governance enables you to …


Make sense of your data

Find and discover all of your data to match and transform it from any source thereby breaking down data siloes.


Make data available

Make both structured and unstructured data available to everyone in your organization through clear, easy, consumable and actionable library-like experience, and drive a self-service data driven culture.


Make data make money

Capitalize on your own data and derive value by unlocking insights from data.


Make data compliant

Keep yourself abreast and stay proactive with the ever-changing shifts in the regulatory environment and its compliance requirements leveraging unified policies and execution.

In the spotlight

See what's new with IBM InfoSphere Information Server v11.7

InfoSphere Information Server has an array of new capabilities to advance its functionality even further.

  • User interface modernization & consolidation
  • Improving management and runtime on the data lake
  • Connectivity enhancement
  • Platform modernization and simplification

Unified governance and integration solutions

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 the overlapping, redundant, and inconsistent customer data from your various systems.

Data quality

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

Data replication

Provides trusted data synchronization (including change data capture capabilities) and availability, enabling you 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

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions

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The truth about information governance and the cloud

Good hybrid information governance implies several priorities for IT and the business which are based on four foundational pillars.

Customer success

JB Hunt

A large transportation company in the US reduces the amount of unnecessarily stored data by 94.2% to help cuts costs and risk, increases auditability and eases compliance when it integrates a new data retention regulation using IBM Optim and StoredIQ solutions.

1-800 Flowers.com

1-800-Flowers.com, an online retailer built a Master Data Management (MDM) system using IBM solutions that helps them deliver a more seamless customer experience across multiple brands and channels thereby improving the quality of customer data and enabling deeper insight.


To protect its clients and its reputation, insurer CZ needed its systems to comply with privacy regulations such as the GDPR. IBM helped CZ create masked, privacy-protected subsets of its production data, empowering testers to deliver high-quality software while keeping clients data safe.