For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, I am about to make a change in focus. You might have notices that I have not written a lot in the past couple of months. A few months back I took a Product Marketing job at Informatica (Data Integration). There, I’m responsible for the product marketing of two fairly-technical products aimed at a technical audience of data integration experts:
- Informatica Metadata Manager & Business Glossary. I will write a lot more about this subject, but for now let’s say that MM&BG gives you the visibility and control needed to manage a complex data integration environment. In particular, it is very useful in helping to manage change in that environment. Simple changes often run afoul of unseen cross-dependencies. A simple change can cause a ripple-effect of unintended consequences across you data integration environment. The results can be bad data and bad business decisions.
- Informatica Data Validation Option. DVO is a tool to test and verify data after it has been moved or transformed. It’s a way to detect and prevent damage to the data .