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data quality tools

The market for data quality tools has become highly visible in recent years as more organizations understand the impact of poor-quality data and seek solutions for improvement. Traditionally aligned with cleansing of customer data (names and addresses) in support of CRM-related activities, the tools have expanded well beyond such capabilities, and forward-thinking organizations are recognizing the relevance of these tools in other data domains….

Data Integration

…itionally been delivered via a set of related markets, with vendors in each market offering a specific style of data integration tool. In recent years, most of the activity has been within the ETL tool market. Markets for replication tools, data federation (EII) and other submarkets each included vendors offering tools optimized for a particular style of data integration, and periphery markets (such as data quality tools, adapters and data modeli…

Data Quality Software as a Service (SaaS)

Data quality software as a service (SaaS) refers to data quality functionality (such as profiling, matching, standardization and validation) delivered using a model in which an external provider owns the infrastructure and provides the capabilities in a shared, multitenant environment used by its customers. Various offerings for data quality SaaS can be used as alternatives to in-house deployments of data quality software tools or the developmen…

infrastructure software

…at enables independently designed applications, software components or services to work together, by supporting data consistency, composite application and multi-step process styles of integration.  Information management software services — This software market is defined by Data Management and Integration software and includes Data Integration Tools, Data Quality Tools and Database Management Systems. The discipline of data integration compris…

Data Profiling

Data profiling is a technology for discovering and investigating data quality issues, such as duplication, lack of consistency, and lack of accuracy and completeness. This is accomplished by analyzing one or multiple data sources and collecting metadata that shows the condition of the data and enables the data steward to investigate the origin of data errors. The tools provide data statistics, such as degree of duplication and ratios of attribut…

Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution (EDGE)

…GPRS. This enhanced modulation technique opens up more bandwidth per radio carrier or cell. EDGE supports peak data rates of up to 384 kbps per cell, assuming that all eight time slots are used and that one time slot is not reserved for signaling. As with GPRS, bandwidth is shared by all concurrent users operating in the same cell. EDGE requires higher radio signal quality than that found in an average GSM network before higher data throughput s…

CQI (continuous quality improvement)

A methodology for to continuous improvement of the quality of an enterprise’s products, services or internal processes. Read reviews of Data Quality Tools… Gartner Peer Insights has over 449 reviews on 27+ vendors in the Data Quality Tools market. Learn about these companies and these products from IT professionals who have first-hand experience with them.  …

Entity Resolution and Analysis (ER&A)

…le resolved entity, and analyze relationships among such resolved entities. Multiple references may result from data entry errors, inconsistency due to multiple systems for entering data, intentional falsification of information, or the creation of false identities. Entity resolution and analysis (ER&A) leverages many aspects of data integration, master data management (MDM) and data quality management, and eventually becomes instrumental in…

Metadata and Data Modeling Tools

Metadata and data modeling tools support the creation and documentation of models describing the structures, flows, mappings and transformations, relationships, and quality of data. These tools enable users to discover and design data models, create relationships between models, and map and reconcile physical models to logical models. Read reviews of Metadata Management Solutions… Gartner Peer Insights has over 333 reviews on 19+ vendors i…

Business Intelligence (BI) Services

…ons and platforms. These include business and infrastructure applications for BI platforms, analytics needs and data warehousing infrastructure. Solutions include areas such as corporate performance management (CPM) and analytics, in addition to the traditional BI platform, data warehouse/data infrastructure and data quality areas.   Read Gartner’s Free Research on Big Data Analytics: Information 2020 – Beyond Big Data Read revie…

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