Data management tools ensure that employees have the appropriate information available at the right time. This enables them to be more efficient and productive. Effective data management practices protect businesses from unauthorized users and ensure compliance with laws such as consumer protection laws.

A properly planned approach to managing data will save organizations money, by making sure that assets such as analytics and data are protected and readily accessible when needed. This is especially important for organizations with massive quantities of data or sensitive information to safeguard.

Some of the most effective software for managing data focuses on providing one and consistent view of data across organizational data sources for increased transparency, reliability, security and capacity. These platforms have tools for data integration, data governance, and data quality that can improve business intelligence and reduce the risk of costly errors due to inaccurate or inadequate information.

Oracle provides a suite that allows enterprises to create and implement, as well as manage initiatives that are driven by data. Oracle’s Data Management Suite delivers consolidated reliable, consistent, and authoritative master data for all operational and analytic applications. It also facilitates data governance and quality as and process repeatability, policy compliance cross-functional coordination and change awareness across the entire enterprise.

Tamr is a data mastering platform that enhances and integrates enterprise data and improves analytic insights. It employs machine-learning to combine clean and categorize the data coming from different sources. It also integrates metadata from both Hadoop as well as legacy systems. It is designed to provide users with a simple data catalog and a built-in business glossary, as well as data lineage visualization capabilities.