Growing modern data and analytics investments demand new data management solutions to meet changing business requirements and new analytics use cases. The point solutions of yesterday are no longer sufficient, and we believe Gartner is seeing some convergence of capabilities in the market—data leaders should take note.
- IT and the business need a more integrated approach to handle data quality, data definitions and metadata management, as well as search and governance.
- Many data management functions, from data profiling to integration, are appearing in applications and tools that blur lines in the traditional landscape.
- Data leaders should look into solutions with aggregated metadata management capabilities that can span the organization's many analytics use cases.
With the right solution that minimizes the number of tools for the broadest use cases, data management and metadata management can help IT and the business to better communicate and collaborate on innovate, digital initiatives.