"By 2022, 50% of organizations will include unstructured, semistructured and structured data within the same governance program, up from less than 10% today." - 2018 Gartner Market Guide for File Analysis Software

Organizations are struggling with uncontrolled data growth. Risk-aware and cost-conscious organizations realize they need a better understanding of their data in order to meet the demands of modern business.
To help organizations evaluate the File Analysis Software market, Gartner compares 22 vendor's key critical capabilities across 4 primary use cases, including:
  • Risk mitigation - Identification of sensitive data, assessment of access rights privileges and detection of risk-sensitive anomalies
  • Governance/compliance - Classification; active and passive remediation of data based on scans matched with policies; and information life cycle management
  • Efficiency and optimization - Identification of data that can be moved or deleted to improve storage and infrastructure efficiency, or migrated to a different repository to increase the efficiency of users accessing the data
  • Analytics (business value derivation) - Detailed analysis of data or the ability to feed into a BI tool to do the analysis of unstructured data to identify possible increased business value opportunities (or identification of complex risk scenarios)

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"Market Guide for File Analysis, Alan Dayley, Guido De Simoni, Julian Tirsu, Garth Landers, Marc-Antoine Meaner, 27 March 2018" .