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Introduction

Informatica recently announced its acquisition of Diaku, a data governance and data process management software provider, and has positioned it to be one of the first tools that spans governance from data delivery and data ownership all the way to executive leadership.

Highlights

  • Informatica’s Diaku technology provides a search and discovery interface on top of enterprise data assets that can offer insight into the underlying movement and usage of data, and provides the tools necessary to take action on that data.
  • Informatica’s acquisition of Diaku, with its base of users from business and business leadership positions, brings a core audience of stakeholders and users of data who, to date, have frequently been left out of day-to-day data governance tasks.
  • If positioned properly within the Informatica ecosystem, Diaku is poised to provide the icing on the cake for a very well-balanced stack of information management products, bringing together the existing technical strengths of Informatica and making it visible and useful to the business user.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the potential strengths of the Diaku software offering within the Informatica ecosystem of information management products.
  • Identifies communication and alignment issues facing successful execution of information governance initiatives within the enterprise.
  • Identifies marketing/messaging challenges that face information governance vendors when trying to communicate value to both IT and business stakeholders.

Key questions answered

  • What value does the Diaku acquisition add to the Informatica product ecosystem?
  • What communication obstacles between executive leadership and line of business impede the successful execution of information governance strategy?
  • How does a shared enterprise view of data help build a common "language" for better communicating governance roles and tasks?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • The divide between data owners and business leadership impedes governance
  • Informatica's Diaku helps build a common language for governance stakeholders
  • Learning to speak a common governance language will take time, for both Informatica and organizations

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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