Charting your data intelligence course starts with the data

Thought leadership

Many organizations know that if they want to maintain profitability, support innovation, and grow the business they must become more data driven. But with the volume, variety and velocity of data it can feel like they’re lost in an ocean of data. They know they need to navigate in a direction that provides better intelligence, but lack a compass on where to begin.

No matter where you are on your data intelligence journey Collibra can help you map your course by starting with the data. Even if you’re just starting out, we can help guide you with a comprehensive solution for your teams to discover, access and derive insights from trusted data.

All too often organizations just starting out are focused on simply deploying a data catalog without foresight into how their data intelligence strategy will grow and evolve in the future. They may initially see some success in getting a couple data sources into a data catalog for a small group or department to access and search, but they soon realize they hit a ceiling in what a data catalog alone can do. A data scientist or business analyst may find data in the data catalog, but might not have the end-to-end visibility of where the data came from, or they may not have full trust in it without insight into the data quality. In addition, data shouldn’t only be available to technical users, its value should be shared with the rest of the organization, including business users.

As an organization grows and matures so too does the amount and diversity of data, including potentially sensitive data such as PII and other confidential information. A data catalog solution that lacks governance capabilities to ensure only the right people have access to the right data puts the company in the crosshairs of compliance and security risks. With so many organizations built on a complex data landscape together with a hybrid, multi-cloud ecosystem it’s imperative that they can connect to all their business critical data, but without the right integrations and connectors they create blindspots that hinder insight and innovation.

Why you need a complete data intelligence platform

This is where a complete, enterprise data intelligence platform can meet the needs of your business no matter where you are on your journey. With the Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud you can provide a one-stop shop for all your teams to access trusted data. And it all begins with connecting to your data, whether on-premises or in the cloud. A broad set of native, partner, and other pre-built integrations and APIs enable you to connect to your data sources, ETL tools, BI tools, and ERP and CRM systems.

With your most important business data connected and cataloged, now you can begin navigating, understanding and taking control of your ocean of data. But it doesn’t end there. You can start putting trust back into your data with rich context by connecting business, technical and privacy metadata with quality and lineage to drive better decisions. Get a complete understanding of how data flows throughout your organization and be confident that it is relevant and trustworthy. With data quality you can proactively surface quality issues in real time and know that you are driving  intelligent and informed decisions with the most reliable and accurate data.

At the end of the day it’s all about giving everyone an easier way to find and understand data. Your users shouldn’t need a Ph.D. in SQL to do their work. The experience should be intuitive to anyone, so they can throw the learning curve out the window and focus on building and sharing their best work. Teams should be brought together to discover, trust, access and share insights via one intuitive, easy-to-use interface.

With the power of automation there should be no wave of data too daunting to manage. Get your organization moving full steam ahead with machine learning and configurable workflows to derive insights at scale.

Collibra can help launch your data intelligence journey

So far we’ve outlined how the Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud can help plot your route to the land of data visibility, understanding and intelligence. But how do you embark and accelerate your voyage to value? It begins with Collibra’s proven, pre-configured services to get your integrations, data catalog, and lineage up and running in days. The implementation is designed to deliver the most important, high-impact features first so that your team can start extracting immediate value.

Enabling visibility to high value data is a huge win for any organization, but lacking the right security can quickly turn this value into a liability. Simple access models that provide everyone (or no one) access just won’t cut it, especially with information security teams, when dealing with users and data at scale. It’s important not to overlook the advantages of a flexible security model that makes it easy for security IT teams to say “yes,” and rest assured that your data is safe and compliant.

The path to data intelligence is not a one size fits all initiative. The key is to maximize the value of your data investments today and tomorrow with a solution that is right-sized to your business needs, and can evolve with your organization while future-proofing your data strategy. 

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