Gartner Research

The State of Data Quality: Current Practices and Evolving Trends

Published: 11 December 2013

ID: G00255625

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman , Saul Judah


Organizations Gartner has surveyed estimate that poor-quality data is costing them on average $14.2 million annually. We describe the key trends in this vital area for information leaders, chief data officers, information governance stakeholders and data stewards responsible for data quality.

Table Of Contents


  • Overview of the Market for Data Quality Tools
  • Practice Trends
    • Data Quality Initiatives Focus on More Data Types
    • Support for Big Data Still Isn't a Priority for Buyers of Data Quality Tools
    • Information Governance Drives Deployments of Data Quality Tools
  • Technology Trends
    • SaaS and Cloud-Based Deployments Increase
    • Increase in Data Profiling and Visualization of Data Quality Metrics
    • More Roles Participate in Improving Data Quality
    • Overlap and Convergence With Related Markets Continue

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