Data Governance from the top

TopQuadrant, a provider of standards-based data governance solutions has announced the release of TopBraid 5.4, a collection of web-based solutions for Data Governance and Vocabulary Management. TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance (EDG) 5.4 promises to deliver an integrated approach to data governance with customisable workflows, flexible governance operating framework options, enhanced visualisations, and advanced capabilities to create, manage, and view connections between technical and business metadata.

“Implementing effective data governance processes requires integration of top-down and bottom- up approaches. TopQuadrant is committed to delivering a complete and practical solution that supports day-to-day needs of stakeholders, connecting these to the broader organisational goals and policies for data governance.” said Irene Polikoff, CEO and co-founder of TopQuadrant.

Major enhancements to TopBraid EDG, include:

  • Customisable Workflows - Users can now create and use custom workflows for various data governance and curation processes. Pre-built workflow templates are also provided.
  • Enhanced Operating Model – TopBraid EDG’s data governance operating model options now provide access to business and data subject areas, associated governance roles, organisational structures, issues, policies, metrics, dashboard, and other governance assets.
  • Advanced Data Profiling - Data source profiling is implemented when its metadata is imported into TopBraid EDG. This enables automated reasoning about data and connections of technical metadata to business metadata.
  • Interactive Visualizations – Updated versions of TopBraid EDG’s unique LineageGram and NeighborGram features with intuitive capabilities for flexible viewing and drilling down on focused areas of governance knowledge graphs.
  • Improved and Extended Access to More Data Sources – Additional capabilities for importing data lineage information and easier mapping of relationships with auto- suggestions.
  • Enhanced Support for Standards – The industry’s most complete support for the new W3C standard, SHACL, and its use to power intelligent capabilities of TopBraid EDG.

“With our deep expertise in the emerging field of knowledge graphs, our focus, as always, is on comprehensive support for managing all enterprise assets and the connections between them. As we continue to move up the data governance stack and offer more top-down capabilities, these connections will only continue to grow and bring unparalleled value to our customers”, said Polikoff.

TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net (EVN) continues to be offered as a standalone product and as a Vocabulary Management package of TopBraid EDG. This release offers several enhancements specifically addressing the needs of TopBraid EVN users, including:

  • CMIS Connector to Content Management Systems – A new connector is now available for integrating any CMS that supports Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS). These include Alfresco, Documentum, and Sharepoint.