Data governance tools can organize all the data in an organization into an easy-to-use catalog to navigate. Users with the appropriate rights can access and collaborate within minutes. They also automate some functions, helping to improve productivity and freeing up the time of the data teams to focus on more complicated issues. They improve the knowledge and understanding of data across the organization, by providing users with access to trusted, quality data.
Hevo’s Data Governance Tool offers a complete set of data management features, such as metadata, a catalog of data, management and data lineage. It also provides an environment for defining a an industry-wide glossary of business terms and data assets. PII, and other information standards can be automatically organized by using advanced algorithms. It is a cloud-based, on-prem service that can be used in an environment of federated governance in which one central system regulates the main master data attributes and application-specific attributes are handled by distinct governance systems in business units and departments.
Alation is another provider that offers a comprehensive set of data governance capabilities in its data catalog. Its underlying technology analyzes databases, data lakes and data warehouses for metadata and employs automated analysis to identify and categorize different types of data. Its data stewardship tool lets users establish policies that assign roles and an analytics engine that can reveal trends in the usage of data. Alation has a wide range of clients which include GlaxoSmithKline and the Singapore Tourism Board. It also has a relationship with NASDAQ, Autozone, NASDAQ, Air France and NASDAQ.
Another alternative is erwin, which combines data governance with other features in an integrated software suite. It links physical metadata with specific business terms that allow users to search for relevant data and then harvest it. It also allows users to check the lineage of data and audit the sets to ensure compliance. It also enables organizations to apply version controls to data quality standards and governance guidelines and monitor changes to metadata via its Data Jumpstart service.