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Kalido ups the ante with Data Governance Application

by Andrew White  |  June 8, 2010  |  1 Comment

It was predictable, but Kalido has upped the ante in Governance land with the recent announcement of their new Data Governance Director™.  Kalido, a BI/data warehouse vendor that moved some years ago also into the MDM market, has extended its reach nicely with a new product aimed at data governance.  Many so called MDM offerings on the market lack the tools and capability needed to support the role of a (master) data steward.  Kalido’s  move is directly targeted at this opportunity.

Siperian’s (now Informatica) Data Director (similar name, interestingly) is a nod to this opportunity though Siperian developed their product mainly as a primary UI interface for MDM.  MDM systems need UIs for operational use; MDM and other systems need separate tools (where necessary) for “data stewardship”.  As such Informatica may yet have to reconcile one or other approach.

The mega-vendors, SAP, Oracle, and IBM, have some vision and/or some capability in this area but nothing as far along  or packaged as Kalido.  Watch this space however; things can’t stay this way for long.  Look for more “data governance” applications targeted at MDM as well as more generalized ‘any old data’ governance.

Until self-styled MDM offerings mature to include such capability, larger and more complex MDM implementations, often supported by two or more master data stores (including business applications and business intelligence), will add to their footprint a “data governance” component to manage the “hub of hubs”.

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Andrew White
Research VP
8 years at Gartner
22 years IT industry

Andrew White is a Distinguished Analyst and VP. His roles include Chief of Research and Content Lead for Data and Analytics. His main research focus is data and analytics strategy, platforms, and governance. Read Full Bio


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  1. This seems like a timely reminder that there is more to MDM that a Data Quality interface and that Data Stewardship is a more complex process than resolving duplicates. This is something which I have alluded to in my blog http://www.computerworlduk.com/community/blogs/index.cfm?entryid=2777.



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