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Overview of IBM Information Server unified governance

The significant growth in data volume, velocity, and variety requires enterprises to govern and manage the risk, quality, and cost of that data and provide higher confidence for its use.

This is the domain of information governance, a key area for Information Server. Information governance refers to the findability, usability, and integrity of the data in an enterprise.
  • Where is the data? Can we find it?
  • Is there data in the organization that we just don't know about?
  • What shape is it in? Can we use it?
  • Where has the data been? Can we trust it?
Aligning the business and IT perspectives of the organization can be a particular challenge. Enforcing business guidelines on an ever amassing mountain of both structured and unstructured information can seem impossible.

Unified governance delivered through IBM Information Server uses automation to eliminate dozens of manual, error-prone steps, simplifying and streamlining information governance and enabling teams to find the data they need, evaluate it's quality at a glance, and feel confident that it can be used to gain business value.

Key components

Familiarize yourself with key components of IBM Information Server unified governance:
Information Governance Catalog New
Find the data and explore relationships between assets in your enterprise. Discover and analyze data, work with the discovery results. Work with data rules, quality rules and data rule definitions.
InfoSphere® Information Analyzer
Analyze data sets, view and edit the analysis results, and view data rules, rule sets, and quality rules that have been bound to columns in a data set or workspace.
IBM Information Server Governance Monitor
Monitor your enterprise information to obtain a quick status of your curated assets and to view your data quality metrics.
Note: You must install IBM® InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Search to use the features of unified governance.