Watch this overview of IBM InfoSphere Discovery, a revolutionary new module of the IBM InfoSphere Foundation Tools.
Data discovery is the process of analyzing data values and data patterns to identify the relationships that link disparate data elements into logical units of information, or "business objects" (such as customer, patient or invoice). A business object represents a group of related attributes (columns and tables) of data from one or more applications, databases or data sources. Discovery is also used to identify the transformation rules that have been applied to a source system to populate a target such as a data warehouse or operational data store. Once accurately defined, these business objects and transformation rules provide the critical first step for any Information Agenda project, including MDM, data archiving, privatization, test data management, data warehousing, data integration etc.
InfoSphere Discovery’s automated capabilities accurately identify relationships and define business objects, speeding deployment of information- centric projects by as much as ten times.