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June 26, 2017

Collibra Cited as a Leader by Independent Research Firm in New Report

New York, June 26, 2017 – Collibra Receives Highest Possible Score for the Templates, Frameworks, and Method; Partner Ecosystem; Number of Customers; and Performance Criteria

Collibra, the leading data governance software platform for business users, has been named a leader by Forrester Research in The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Stewardship And Discovery Providers, Q2 2017*

According to the Forrester report, “Data is finally getting the recognition it deserves. It’s becoming key for not only transactions and decision reports but also operations, customer engagement, product design, and product and service innovations, and it’s now developing into a new source of revenue for organizations as well. But firms must govern both internal and external data to improve its quality, protection, regulatory compliance, use, and storage.”

“We’re honored to be recognized as a leader by Forrester. We think the recognition Collibra received from Forrester reflects our investment in making it easy for our customers to implement multiple use cases using the advanced Collibra Data Governance platform,” said Felix Van de Maele, Collibra co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Our extensive network of partners can also assist in designing, implementing and managing a data governance initiative. This ecosystem contributes to the body of templates and frameworks we make available to our customers. This ensures customers drive real business value from their data, and do so quickly.”

The Forrester report identified the expanding number of user types as a challenge in the market. According to the report, “Data governance tools touch many domains, such as data quality, security, MDM, life cycle, and privacy, with more yet to come. They thus involve a growing number of stakeholders with very different needs.” The report notes Collibra provides a configurable collaborative platform designed to meet the needs of 15 different user personas. The report also states Collibra fits particularly well for data governance teams and chief digital officers. Forrester also cited that part of the Collibra Catalog offering expands the capabilities for data analysts/scientists to find, access, and collaborate on data sets, and the upcoming data profiling capability and visual exploration will enhance that even further.

Collibra received the highest possible scores in the templates, frameworks and methods, partner ecosystem, and performance criteria. “Our leadership in these areas shows the investment Collibra makes in our customer’s success: providing them with templates and frameworks to get to value quickly, and building a substantive partner ecosystem that can design, plan and implement data governance programs. This combination has given Collibra the ability to serve a large and growing community of organizations from diverse industries and geographies,” said Stan Christiaens, Collibra co-founder and Chief Technology Officer.

* The Forrester Wave: “Data Governance Stewardship And Discovery Providers, Q2 2017” by Henry Peyret with Alex Cullen, Alex Kramer, and Sam Bartlett, June 26, 2017.

Forrester employs a rigorous process to create a Forrester Wave. Highlights include generating a detailed taxonomy of product attributes, gathering and validating data, and creating the Forrester Wave graphic.

The Forrester Wave also includes a spreadsheet tool that is designed for end users to create their own shortlists based on their own particular needs. For every vendor, Forrester also creates a Vendor Scorecard, Forrester’s assessment of the vendor’s product or service.

About Collibra

As the leader in data governance, Collibra helps organizations across the world gain competitive advantage by maximizing the value of their data across the enterprise. Collibra is the only solution purpose-built to address the gamut of data stewardship, governance, and management needs of the most complex, data-intensive industries. Our flexible and configurable cloud-based or on-premises solution puts people and processes first – automating data governance and management to quickly and securely deliver trusted data to the business users who need it. Learn more at


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