Global IDs, Inc., a provider of data governance and master data management (MDM) software, has introduced the Global IDs Data Governance Appliance, an integrated hardware and software solution targeted at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The primary users for the appliance are expected to be enterprise data architects, data quality managers and data warehouse managers.
Global IDs is a 10-year-old company based out of New York. The company’s goal is to reduce the cost of bringing large amounts of enterprise information together in an automated and low-cost way, Arka Mukherjee, CEO of Global IDs, Inc., tells 5 Minute Briefing. The Global IDs Data Governance Appliance is the first appliance offering for the company.
According to the vendor, the key advantage of the appliance is its ease-of-use since customers who purchase the appliance would literally take it out of the box, power up the appliance, and plug it into their network. Once the web portal has been configured and connected to company databases, users across the organization would have immediate capability to govern its data in a largely automated manner.
The Global ID’s Data Governance Appliance aims to provide a comprehensive data governance solution with full functionality for governing workflow, including capabilities for data discovery, profiling, classification, mapping, validation, stewardship, and monitoring. For SMBs, these product capabilities provide a plug and play solution. According to the company, the product is listed at a much lower price point than larger enterprise solutions, while providing adequate functionality for SMBs to govern their data sources. It is also intended to enable a company to integrate the system rapidly and to be easy-to-use for any system user. The appliance requires limited tech support and administration and minimum configuration is needed.
While Global IDs does a lot of work with large Fortune 2000 companies, by making the Global IDs Data Governance Appliance available for SMBs, it is filling a need for those companies, while also enhancing its industry position, the company says. SMBs face the same problems as large organizations, but they can’t afford the price tag associated with enterprise level software, says Mukherjee. “We wanted to provide a low-cost solution to the SMB market so that all the software and hardware could be put into a box and plugged into the environment.”
The appliance is available in two versions: Pilot, an all-in-one unit that fits on the desktop; and Production, a workstation that can be installed in a cubicle, closet, or a rack mounted appliance for organizations that require hardware to be in a raised floor environment.
For more information, visit the Global IDs website at www.globalids.com.