What is data integration and governance?

When we have good information we make better decisions. This is why enterprise heavily in analytics technology: tools that can extract insight out of mountains of data. The result is better, faster decision making that leads to operational efficiency and competitive advantage. When analytics tools do not have good data, you are not getting useful or timely answers. When decisions need to be made quickly, being confident in your answers is crucial. This is where IBM integration and governance can help.

Agile data integration and governance solutions from IBM can help you discover, enrich, integrate and manage data over its lifetime. Design-once, run-anywhere simplicity promotes efficient operations even as your environment evolves and scales. And with self-service and IT-managed capabilities, anyone from data scientists to business users can access fit-for-purpose data.

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Master Data Management

Establish a single trusted master view of the overlapping, redundant, and inconsistent customer data from your various systems. 

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Information Lifecycle Governance

Empower teams across your enterprise-including legal, compliance, records and security-to find and manage critical data where it resides, whether on-premises or in the cloud.  

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Entity Analytics

Provides embedded analytics to identify and resolve non-obvious relationships to reduce fraud and improve decision making.  

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How to use data integration and governance

Information Integration and Governance for the Cognitive Computing Era

If your analytics tools don’t have good data, your probably aren’t getting useful or timely answers. IBM Information Integration and Governance solutions foundationally support the cognitive capabilities of the Watson analytics platform with integrated, well governed and trusted views of business information. This enables you to combine cognitive computing and enterprise search to explore relevant data and reveal insights. Thus, with good information you make better decisions.


How to use data integration and governance

Data integration and governance resources


Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools

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


Press the Start Button on Information Governance

Learn how IBM StoredIQ solutions are an important first step toward getting data under control, lowering storage costs and mitigating risk.


Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality

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

Client success stories



L'Oréal uses a federated master data repository for product information that helps it operate more efficiently.

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ANZ Bank

ANZ Bank has implemented IBM InfoSphere solutions to achieve a deeper understanding of customers, to drive innovation and to stay ahead of competitors.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBS)

BCBS turned to IBM to profile, analyze, cleanse and standardize their big data more quickly than before.

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