How IBM data governance is used

Data quality

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Data quality dashboard demo (01:13)

Address data quality issues

Analyze statistics and data quality scores for data assets visually and enable data stewards to curate high-quality data with AI-driven rules.

Data privacy

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Data privacy dashboard demo (00:57)

Address data privacy and compliance

Identify sensitive data and enforce data protection rules dynamically to reduce risk of regulatory violations with role-based access controls.

Data catalog

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Data catalog dashboard demo (01:24)

Manage data products

Simplify data stewardship tasks with metadata management, streamline self-service data access and  manage data product lifecycles.

Benefits of IBM data governance tools

Simplify self-service data access

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Enable data consumers to quickly find, prepare and use governed data with robust search methods and semantic intelligence.

Drive consistent data understanding

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Improve data discovery and consistent interpretation with a data catalog that supports extensible business glossary, reference data, and classifications.

Manage policies and rules

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Simplify data policy management with workflows, address regulatory compliance, promote audit readiness and maintain customer trust.

Automate data privacy and data security

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Identify sensitive data like PII and enforce data access controls dynamically across key endpoints within and outside the IBM platform.

Improve data quality

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Address quality issues with capabilities for data profiling, cleansing, monitoring, matching, and automation of data enrichment.

Capabilities of IBM data governance tools

Advanced data discovery

Find relevant enterprise data assets based on intelligent recommendations from IBM Watson® and peers.

Metadata enrichment

Enrich data with context by automatically assigning classifications and terms from a business glossary to assets within a data catalog.

Data quality

Automate data profiling to assign data quality scores and improve curation through data quality rules powered by machine learning.

Manage data policies

Protect data, manage compliance with active policy management. Use workflows to create desired review, approval, and publication processes.

Manage data products lifecycle

Organize data assets, dashboards, machine learning models within a data catalog that simplifies self-service access to high-quality data.

Advanced data privacy

Identify sensitive data and dynamically enforce data security and protection with capabilities to automatically mask and protect data.

Data privacy risk assessment

Conduct automated privacy risk assessments on your data assets and obtain recommendations to mitigate the identified risks.

Data lineage

Gain visibility into the provenance of data and how data is moved, transformed and consumed across applications and data sources with data lineage.

360-degree views of enterprise data

Find, match and identify relationships across data sources with master data management for automated data matching and entity resolution.

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Discover the key goals, challenges and building blocks of an effective data governance solution as part of a data fabric.

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Data governance tools

Use these tools within IBM Cloud Pak for Data to build your data governance program with a data fabric architecture.

IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog

Activate enterprise data for AI and analytics with a data catalog, backed by active metadata management and policy management. 

IBM Watson Query

Execute distributed and virtualized queries across a disparate data landscape and overcome data silos with this universal query engine for data integration.

IBM Data Privacy Risk Assessment

Automate data privacy risk analysis by purchasing an add-on that supports frictionless standardized privacy risk assessments.

IBM Match 360

Consolidate data sets from disparate data sources to provide a 360-degree view of entities with ML-powered and master data management.


Data governance webinars

Watch webinars to learn best practices to build a data governance program and essential capabilities of data governance tools.

The Data Differentiator: A guide for data leaders

Explore the strategic steps to design and implement a data management and data governance strategy that drives business advantage.

Forrester Total Economic Impact report

Learn how IBM Cloud Pak for Data and IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog services are creating up to 158% ROI for your peers.

Deployment options

Data Governance on IBM Cloud Pak for Data as a Service

Build a governed data foundation with a data fabric architecture in the cloud, fully managed by IBM.

Data Governance Express on IBM Cloud Pak for Data Software

On-premises customers, quickly build a governed data foundation with a data fabric architecture using our express solutions.