Discovery and Profiling

The first step toward authentic data management

An Overview of Data Discovery and Profiling

Data is the resource that fuels our digital economy, but most enterprises find it difficult to get value out of their data because they do not know what they have, where it is, or what it means.  This problem has to be solved by enterprises that want to remain competitive and relevant on today’s competitive environment, and Global IDs provides the solution with its Discovery and Profiling capability.

Even a medium-sized enterprise today will likely have many databases containing tables which, in the aggregate, consist of hundreds of thousands if not millions of columns.  These databases will typically be on all kinds of different platforms from different vendors at different version levels. 

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Global IDs’ Discovery and Profiling

At Global IDs, we call this reality the “data ecosystem” of the enterprise, and it too big and too complex to be documented by human efforts.  It requires automation, which is exactly what our Discovery and Profiling capability provides.

Global IDs’ Discovery and Profiling capability first finds the structures of all the different databases across the data ecosystem.  This is “discovery”, and it builds a single central repository with basic information about all these data assets.

Global IDs overcomes the multitude of technical differences among all the database platforms it scans to provide information in the central repository in a standard and clearly understandable way.

Capturing what data elements are represented where in the data ecosystem is just the first step.

The basic metadata about database columns cannot tell you what the data in them means, although it can provide clues.  A deeper analysis is required, and this where profiling comes in.  Global IDs can examine the data content of database columns to infer what it means. 

This profiling involves data classification, inferring relationships to other columns (including across platforms), and deeper semantic analysis.  The metadata from discovery is also leveraged, as is any human input too.  The result is that Global IDs provides users across the database with a view of the entire data ecosystem with the ability to understand all of the data in it.

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Global IDs automation utilizes many components, including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Automation is key to Global IDs capabilities, and this is especially true for Discovery and Profiling.  It is the only way to deal with the scale and complexity involved.  

Global IDs automation utilizes many components, include Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to greatly reduce the need for staff to be involved in running the Discovery and Profiling component.

Contact us at +1 (888) 514-0192 to learn more about Global IDs Data Discovery and Profiling capability and to request a demo.

How It Works

Understanding the data that drives your enterprise – where it is, what it is, and its state of integrity. This is the first step towards getting control of enterprise data.

Know What You Have

What exactly is in all those systems and silos? The first step in authentic data management is moving from opaqueness to transparency. The Global IDs platform provides automated discovery of all your data assets, wherever they are.

Structured databases, cloud data, file system data, big data repositories – it’s all supported.

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Assess What You Have

The negative impact of corrupt, invalid, and inconsistent data begins from its point of origin, degrading decision-making, operations, and customer service as it flows downstream.

Global IDs automated profiling provides the necessary foundation for data quality.

An Active Inventory of Data Assets

The Global IDs platform maintains an up to date, comprehensive inventory of data assets, wherever they are in the ecosystem.

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Global IDs Discovery and Profiling at a glance

The Global IDs platform maintains an up to date, comprehensive inventory of data assets, wherever they are in the ecosystem.

The auto-discovery of data and its profiling is a miracle. The Machine Learning Algorithms for the data profiling are well executed. The overall workflow of the tool is exceptional and well thought out.

CDO, Manufacturing

The automation of metadata collection. It is impossible to gather this information manually, and a wide range of metadata is needed to make sense of any data environment. Global IDs delivers the complete picture that is needed.

President, Banking

The Global IDs team is willing to go the extra mile in order to ensure that their product is among the best in terms of data quality and management.

Data Governance Specialist, Banking

My favorite aspect of Global Ids is the company itself. The leadership of Global Ids has demonstrated to me that it cares greatly about my success in using the product and ensuring I am getting the right value to help my company in meetings its goals

Data Governance Lead, Finance

The support team makes all of the difference. They’re always willing to work with you to create whatever you feel like is missing or needs to be tweaked to provide a better end-user experience

Data Governance Lead, Banking

The company has a passion for adding new product features that are needed for modern metadata management, and they strive to truly understand the needs of their customers. The technical depth of the product provides confidence in its applicability and use. Overall, it is the ecosystem approach that really sets Global Ids apart from the competition.

President, Banking

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