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TopQuadrant's TopBraid 6.0 Release Delivers New Level of Integrated Data Governance


Using Knowledge Graphs, TopBraid 6.0 Offers Enhanced Capabilities for
All Three Aspects of Data Governance – Executive, Representative and
Applied Governance

TopQuadrant™, a leading
provider of standards-based data governance solutions
announced the release of TopBraid 6.0, a combinable set of modular
solutions for Data
. With its standards-based, knowledge graph technology,
TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance (EDG) offers an integrated approach
to data governance which readily allows for enhancements to its
model-driven end user experience, and its integration with other
systems. Among the key improvements in 6.0 are major enhancements to the
User Experience/UI, as well as support for GraphQL.

"Enterprises today have such diverse digital ecosystems with a rich
variety of systems, applications and sources. So a data governance
solution must represent assets and their role in the enterprise using an
open, extensible and ‘smart' approach," said Irene Polikoff, CEO and
co-founder of TopQuadrant. "We believe that knowledge graphs are the
most powerful way to achieve this, which is why they have always been
the foundation of our data governance solution. Knowledge graphs also
allow us to integrate the three key aspects of data governance –
executive, representative and applied governance – this is essential for
building bridges to business context."

Data governance initiatives succeed by addressing all three aspects of

Executive Governance which is concerned with putting in place
control processes and policies as well as formalizing and instrumenting
processes and policies already in place.

Representative Governance which is focused on defining
models of the information (metadata) an organization needs to capture
about its data sources, applications, reference data, business terms,
and other relevant assets, and using these definitions to capture and
enrich information about assets.

Applied Governance which is about using captured information to
address specific needs of the enterprise.

TopBraid EDG delivers solution capabilities necessary for each of the
three aspects of data governance. TopBraid EDG 6.0 new features/upgrades
in support of each aspect include:

Executive Governance

  • Governance roles per Asset (in addition to previously existing support
    for roles per collection and subject area)
  • User configurable metric dashboards with historical trending

Representative Governance

  • Automated generation of crosswalks across asset collections
  • Automated connection of data elements to relevant business terms
  • User selectable rules and transformations for data acquisition and

Applied Governance

  • Extending lineage diagrams to support richer traceability across
    Business Terms, Data Assets, Applications, Server Infrastructure,
    Business Activities, Policies and Regulations
  • User selectable rules and transformations for reporting

In addition, 6.0 also offers infrastructure enhancements, including:

  • Enhanced user experience including improved user navigations, ontology
    editing and visualization
  • GraphQL
    support for RDF/SHACL which makes RDF data easily available offering
    great flexibility and solid standards to represent almost any data

To learn more and view a comprehensive list of capabilities for TopBraid
Release 6.0, see the TopBraid
6.0 Release Notes

To learn more about available packages and additional add-on modules,
please visit TopBraid
EDG Packages

About TopQuadrant
TopQuadrant helps organizations succeed in
data governance with TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance (TopBraid EDG).
EDG is built on standards-based knowledge graph technology to seamlessly
bring together enterprise information silos, connect enterprise
metadata, ensure its quality and deliver easy and meaningful access
for all data stakeholders. TopBraid EDG lets enterprises govern all
relevant assets including business terms, reference data, enterprise
metadata, data and application catalogs, data lineage, data exchanges
and pipelines, requirements, policies, and processes. TopBraid EDG is
the only solution built to support integrated governance across all
types of assets and governance needs while, at the same time, offering a
staged approach to data governance. TopQuadrant's customer list includes
organizations in financial services, pharma, healthcare, digital media,
government and other sectors.

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