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January 5, 2021

The Diamond is Polished

by Adam Famularo

Today, is a big day. Quest Software announced its acquisition of erwin, Inc. erwin now joins Quest’s Information Systems and Management (ISM) business unit, which contains the Database Management, Data Protection, and Unified Endpoint Management solutions.

When we established erwin as its own entity, we knew the company had a tremendous foundation in data modeling on which to build. It was and continues to be the world’s No. 1 data modeling solution.

We knew erwin was a diamond in the rough.

From the beginning, our vision was to transform erwin into a pre-eminent player in the data space and—with the acquisitions of erwin from CA Technologies, and the subsequent acquisitions of Corso, Casewise, A&P Consulting, and Analytix DS, plus the hard work of the R&D team— the company became laser-focused on data governance. We believed that the combination of data governance, enterprise architecture, business process, and data modeling was a powerful and differentiated value proposition that would resonate with our strategic enterprise customers. And it did.

Solving the enterprise data dilemma was our mission. Helping companies navigate complex regulations, enabling digital transformation, streamlining migration and data governance from legacy to cloud data platforms, and over the past year, harnessing data to respond and survive during the pandemic — erwin has helped our customers respond to every critical data issue.

Over the years, we’ve received countless accolades including being recognized as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions (for two consecutive years); DBTA’s Readers’ Choice Award; Big Data 50; DBTA 100; and so on. 

All of this is to say, I am so proud of what our team has accomplished. Our relationships with our customers and partners has also been important at every stage in our journey. I am so grateful to each of you. 

When I was heading the erwin Business Unit back at CA years ago, I knew erwin was a diamond in the rough. It just needed to be polished. Over the past four plus years, we’ve taken that diamond and made it shine. I am so truly proud to have been a part of the erwin story. 

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