Information Integration and Governance

What Is Information Integration and Governance (IIG)?

Information Integration and Governance (IIG) is a unified set of capabilities that bring together data from diverse sources for diverse targets, manage its quality, and maintain master data for multiple domains; that secure and protect data, manage it across its lifecycle, and facilitate information-based collaboration across business and technical teams. These broad capabilities help organizations increase the value of data for information-intensive projects like big data and analytics, application consolidation and retirement, security and compliance, 360° views, and many others.

How does IIG help your organization?

Information Integration and Governance is the foundation of the IBM big data platform because it helps your organization unlock the value of your enterprise information. With IIG, you can:

IIG helps you integrate big data into your enterprise, ensuring that it is both trusted and protected. And the latest innovations help you build confidence in big data, make well founded decisions and take decisive actions to accelerate your information-intensive projects.

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Information Integration and Governance

Learn how the latest innovations help organizations build confidence in their data to enable actions and leverage new insights--with automated integration, visual context and new agility in governance.

Big Data Needs Agile Information and Integration Governance

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InfoSphere Information Integration and Governance platform

Introducing Information Integration and Governance in parallel with big data initiatives helps establish confidence in new data and accompanying insights—which can significantly impact project success, data protection and the overall value of big data analytics.


Integrating and Governing Big Data

Three unique characteristics of the new era of computing make information integration and governance especially relevant today.

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Companies with integration tools streamlined operational tasks by an average of 15% in the last year.*

A typical big data environment deals with 41 unique data sources.*

Organizations with information governance tools start with more accurate data and improve at almost 3 times the rate of their competitors. *

64% of organizations using data lifecycle management tools reduced cost through archiving applications while still maintaining live access to application data.*

77% of companies showing High or Very High levels of trust in their data had implemented information governance tools.*

A big data company without ETL tools spends 820 extra days on a project.*

The annual cost of not implementing data security tools is estimated at $40 million for a typical big data organization.*

*Source: Aberdeen Group, "The Big Data Imperative: Why Information Governance Must Be Addressed Now," December 2012

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