Quest’s erwin Data Modeler 12.5 Enhances Data Democratization

Quest Software, a leader in systems management, data protection and security software has launched the erwin Data Modeler 12.5, with features that enhance data quality, governance and stakeholder collaboration.

The erwin Data Modeler 12.5 drives organizations towards data democratization, facilitating strategic efforts such as AI large language model (LLM) development, data intelligence and data platform modernization.

Organizations that maintain mature data practices in support of their modernization initiatives realize better business outcomes.  As enterprises increasingly adopt cloud-based data lakehouses, erwin Data Modeler 12.5 supports seamless data deployment. The solution documents existing data sets, facilitating accurate and efficient migration to new cloud environments, thereby optimizing data operations and fostering data-driven innovation.

“While it has always been important, proven by erwin Data Modeler’s 30 years in the market, data modeling is now experiencing a resurgence in its role in ensuring unwavering data integrity and governance, making it a crucial aspect for precision-driven AI and other enterprise applications,” said Heath Thompson, general manager at Quest Software. “In today’s data-driven landscape, where information can be a powerful advantage or a liability, organizations are increasingly embracing erwin solutions to democratize data access across their entire organization, unlocking a myriad of untapped benefits.”

With rapid AI advancement, organizations are embracing Al LLMs for transformative applications. LLMs, however, are only as effective as the data supporting them. erwin Data Modeler emerges as a tool to navigate the challenges of deploying LLMs effectively by creating a foundation of data accuracy, democratizing access to data and increasing literacy and efficient communication among stakeholders.

By empowering business analysts to define precise data requirements for AI model training, erwin Data Modeler creates accurate and well-formatted data sets that power reliable AI results.

Key Enhancements in erwin Data Modeler by Quest 12.5:

  1. Stakeholder Collaboration with ER360 Integration – erwin Data Modeler fosters seamless communication among business, IT, and data teams with its integration with ER360, an online collaboration platform. This encourages data-driven decisions, enabling business users to grasp data models and align them with the right intelligence. Enterprise glossaries facilitate effective communication by describing business language associated with specific data sets.
  2. Enhanced Governance with Databricks Unity Catalog Integration –  erwin Data Modeler integrates with Databricks Unity Catalog, amplifying its governance capabilities across diverse data lakehouse environments. Customers can classify structured and unstructured data, define permissions and identify performance issues, ensuring meticulous data governance.
  3. Boosted Data Visibility and Literacy with erwin Data Intelligence Integration – Close collaboration between erwin Data Modeler and erwin Data Intelligence offers comprehensive visibility of data assets and guidelines for their usage. Consistent data policies and best practices are implemented, elevating model quality and data operations efficiency.
  4. Ensuring Data Model Quality with Enterprise Modeling Compliance Feature – erwin Data Modeler users can build and customize policies designed to standardize and review documentation, verify data compliance and monitor metadata quality, helping data stewards increase the accuracy of, and reduce the time it takes to maintain, high-quality data models.

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