Informatica Axon Valuable Features
I have to incorporate my particular data, schema into Axon. I can do it in two to three ways. Either I have to do a bulk upload feature in Axon, and I have to create an Excel sheet and I have to incorporate all the columns, all the attributes, all the asset columns, and their definitions, and everything into the Excel sheet and then I have to upload it. That is a manual process, and an SME has to be required to accomplish that feature.
The feature of auto-onboarding of the assets, enterprise assets via EDC is good. EDC will scan the data within the technical metadata, and then you can associate that technical metadata, and then Axon can consume that technical metadata and associate the business metadata to that technical metadata. Following some Axon systems, we have to create some systems to associate that technical metadata, as there has to be some logical hierarchy that has to be followed. It allows for some flexibility. You can have related features like policies, business glossaries, or maybe some regulatory compliance feature policies, et cetera, as well as governance.
The dictionary, the search, and the ratings are without a doubt the most beneficial components of this solution.
Socializing data governance is one of the examples, but I'm not sure what the others were. For instance, if you locate a specific data attribute, you can grade its accuracy by assigning it a star rating between 0 and 5.
When someone else conducts a search, they might discover whether employees at the company believe the data to be of high quality.
In terms of additional features, I believe it is quite rich. As I previously stated, it is a fairly mature product.View full review »
Data Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
What I like about Axon is that typically, with all tools, you will find that there are certain limitations when it comes to the user level. However, with Axon, the limitations are not there. You could have certain people getting into Axon and things like reading, writing, or editing the policies. However, apart from those people, everyone else in the organization can still view it, so it's not restricted. There are certain people who could just edit the tool or administer the tool. That said, everyone in the organization can view what is actually happening and what they could benefit from it. That's how collaborative data governance comes into the picture with Axon.
It has got nice integrated quality dashboards as well.
It has the BPMN enabled or BPMN compliant workflows embedded inside it, which is great.
The solution is stable.
It doesn't need too much memory. It's being used by the business as well as the IT guys in tandem. There is something called a Marketplace that is also available. Now, when you publish something, it's is available for all the consumers out there to use within the organization.View full review »
Axon has a marketplace that allows you to showcase all the assets the data owner has, so they can request access. That's one feature we use extensively. Axon also offers great visibility and intuitive searchability, allowing you to easily search data assets. You can check the lineage and see the work EDC does. EDC handles all the classification, cataloging, and lineage. It's integrated with Axon, and anyone can see that.
Consulting Associate at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Axon does one interesting thing that I don't think other tools do as well. It lets you rate data and incorporates Informatica's data quality feature into it. There are little indications and graphics that show you how good the data quality is, and you can drill into it to see where potential issues lie.
Users can comment on the data, tag people, and ask questions or rate the data one to five based on their experience, which helps eliminate data silos. You have all your information right there, and it's easier for future users to know which data to draw from.View full review »
Consulting Principal & Founder at Digital Data Consultancy
The features that I have found most valuable are, first of all, that it comes as part of this whole bundle of Informatica tools. So if you've been implementing Informatica MDM across a business, you'd often find it comes with it. It's been thrown in as a sweetener. The adoption of it is often the challenge because as part of your MDM project, governance is seen as something beyond the MDM and is often restrictive. So this tool actually, for the first time, when you talk to data governance teams, gives a holistic view of what a data governance team can do with this tool.
Collecting a knowledge repository, creating a business glossary and visualizing the data lineage are quite fundamental as part of your data governance team's work. Once they see it in Axon, it becomes relatively easy for them to visualize what they have to do. Otherwise, it is often a challenge for them to grasp what their role is and what are they supposed to do. Informatica Axon provides that visualization which helps a lot.
Senior Architect at Unilever Inc.
The solution offers good data governance.View full review »
The solution allows the complete governance process, starting from the data quality, those definitions, and it can get the data quality in the EDC.View full review »