New enhancements for InfoSphere Information Server 11.5
On May 3rd, we released our second data governance roll-up, containing enhancements and new functionality for areas of metadata, data quality, governance, and stewardship for Information Server 11.5.
We’re excited for you to start benefitting from all of the new features we introduced in roll-up 2 (RUP2). Here are a few of our favorite improvements.
InfoSphere Information Analyzer thin client
View, edit, and understand analysis results
A lightweight, browser-based companion to the Information Analyzer workbench, the thin client makes it easy for data analysts to view and edit analysis results for data sets. Use the new data quality score, only available in the thin client, to get quick feedback on a variety of common data quality dimensions, like missing values, duplicate values, or format violations.
Monitor data rules
Even with a robust data quality score, you’ll want to apply data rules to your data sets, so we also allow you to view data rule results at both a workspace and column level.
Onboard and analyze flat files
In addition to support for HDFS files, we’ve also included support for onboarding and analyzing delimited flat files from LUW systems. The thin client simplifies the handling of flat file delimiters and character encoding when onboarding flat files, which saves time and frustration.
InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog
Data lineage reports for compliance
Compliance reporting can be a huge time sink for even the most organized governance teams. In RUP2, we introduced incremental improvements to our new data lineage reports to ease some of that pain. You can design lineage reports templates to focus on the critical data attributes and facets that matter to your organization. You can also customize the information contained in your report for an external audience.
Export information asset values
To further simplify your governance work, we added the ability to modify information asset values with a simple export and import. Values associated with your Information Governance Catalog information assets include things like terms, steward assignments, and custom attributes. Export those values, make the necessary changes, and import the new values to update catalog.
InfoSphere Metadata Asset Manager
We’ve introduced the ability to filter schemas using regular expressions during metadata import, so you can instruct the system to find only the selected schemas that you’re interested in seeing. For systems with a huge amount of schemas in a given database, this saves a lot of time and makes your imports efficient.