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As organizations better understand and recognize the inherent value of their enterprise data, the critical need to ensure its quality becomes increasingly clear. IT initiatives such as database integration, application development and data warehousing are designed to enable more intelligent and strategic business decision making by better managing and exploiting the organization's data resources, but they also frequently reveal troubling problems in the underlying data.

Most databases that have been in use for any length of time contain a variety of errors and anomalies that diminish the data's reliability. Trying to integrate disparate databases – that contain data defects and also have different structures, standards, formats and documented (or undocumented as the common case may be) definitions – can present significant problems. With so many unknown variables that need to be integrated and resolved, it's no wonder data integrations remain one of the riskiest of IT initiatives, frequently resulting in substantial delays and cost overruns – or outright failure.

De-Risking Data Integration through Data Profiling

The key to minimizing the risks related to data integration is to profile and analyze the source data prior to conversion. Advanced data profiling solutions enable users to drill down into the data itself to reveal the data's true structure, content, descriptions, formats, dependencies and join relations. Once these factors have been identified, specifications can be written to transform and merge the data elements to successfully create the new database. In this way, data profiling not only de-risks the integration process, but also ensures the ongoing integrity of the new data resource.

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Data Quality: The Accuracy Dimension
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Data Quality: The Accuracy Dimension is about assessing the quality of corporate data and improving its accuracy using the data profiling method. Corporate data is increasingly important as companies continue to find new ways to use it. Likewise, improving the accuracy of data in information systems is fast becoming a major goal as companies realize how much it affects their bottom line. Data profiling is a new technology that supports and enhances the accuracy of databases throughout major IT shops. Jack Olson explains data profiling and shows how it fits into the larger picture of data quality.

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