Govern both structured and unstructured data.


IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog (IGC) is an enterprise data catalog that allows you to create, manage and share common business language and to explore, understand and analyze information. You can document and enact policies and rules and track data lineage. This helps improve IT productivity, while meeting regulatory and compliance requirements.

Deliver meaningful, trusted information through a governed data catalog.


Data governance is the overall management of data availability, relevancy, usability, integrity and security in an enterprise. It helps organizations manage their information knowledge and answer questions, such as: What do we know about our information? Where did this data come from? Does this data adhere to company policies and rules? IBM IGC allows you to put collected metadata into the hands of knowledge workers, so data science and analytics communities can get easy access to the best assets for their purpose while still adhering to enterprise governance requirements.

Key Features


  • Explore your data with an enriched search experience. Search based on meaning, specification, structure or quality assessment, term or rule assignment, user access, ownership, or consumption.
  • Deliver well-defined and governed data. Learn to manage and publish a catalog glossary to represent your business language. Enable a set of governance policies and rules to establish the format, identity, ownership, usage and access to the data contained within your catalog.
  • Trace data lineage and usage. Leverage data lineage and compliance assessment reports to track data from source to service and display data consumption across the enterprise.
  • Establish data ownership and documentation. Learn how to describe, tag and annotate data to better facilitate discovery and usage. Develop a stewardship process for adherence to policies and governance.
  • Establish common classifications and language. Integrate unstructured data and provide a holistic view across the enterprise within a single data catalog with common classifications and language (glossary).
  • Enhance governance process with standardization rules. Use the classification and discovery services to identify the type and meaning of information and application of quality or standardization rules.

Additional Resources


IBM Information Governance Catalog Solution Brief:
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Three Real Benefits of Unified Data Governance
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Master your Data with Data Governance
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