10 Fastest Growing BIGDATA Companies 2017

“We provide a collaborative data design, standardization and governance environment to manage enterprise data through an intuitive user interface”: erwin

thesiliconreview-adam-famularo-ceo-erwin“Customers and partners are benefiting from a renewed focus on the erwin product line, deeper investment in new innovation and the broadening of our technology ecosystem.” 

erwin Data Modeler has been the first choice of CDOs, CIOs, data architects and other IT professionals in virtually every sector for 30 years. Government agencies and the most discerning financial institutions, retailers and healthcare companies have made erwin the central hub for their enterprise data. Its proven track record and customer centricity continues to earn the enterprise industry awards and accolades, underscoring its innovation and expertise. 

“erwin is a versatile data modeling tool that our organization recently started using more broadly in order to get a “big picture” of our managed core data. What I like about erwin is its ability to ingest models to and from many different data formats, from Hadoop to Postgres,” says Angela White-Parker, Information Management Architect 

In March 2016, Parallax Capital Partners purchased erwin and established an independent, standalone company. Customers and partners are benefiting from a renewed focus on the erwin product line, deeper investment in new innovation and the broadening of its technology ecosystem. 

In convo with entrepreneur, Adam Famularo, CEO 

What is erwin’s mission?

erwin, Inc. makes the world’s No. 1 data modeling software, trusted by more than 50,000 data professionals in 60+ countries. Combined with business process modeling, enterprise architecture, data governance and collaboration solutions, erwin provides the industry’s only unified data management platform for fact-based digital transformation. Enterprises driven by accurate insights are more productive, compliant and competitive.  

There’s no lack of data, yet most organizations don’t tap into theirs let alone generate valuable results with it. According to Forbes, a Fortune 1000 company could earn an additional $65 million with access to just 10 percent more of its data. But with erwin’s “any-squared” (Any2) approach to data management, stakeholders can see any data from anywhere and then use it to overcome market challenges and accomplish their business objectives. 

What do you see as the biggest challenges in the market today, especially as it relates to data?

Regardless of your market, competition is fierce and consumers have more choice that ever before. So your business needs to exploit every advantage and every ounce of competitive differentiation to survive and thrive. 

There has never been a more rigorous regulatory environment in which to operate. From Sarbanes Oxley, to HIPAA to GDPR, failure to comply with emerging regulations can cost your business millions.

Digital transformation is both a huge opportunity and a massive challenge, as enterprises grapple with the Internet of Things, leveraging big data and their role in the application economy.

And most enterprises have grown through acquisition and consolidation, creating too many business and technology silos to effectively address this changing world.

Tell us about erwin’s Big Data product portfolio.

Data management is all we do. That makes us really good at helping customers find the truth in their business-critical information and use it for competitive differentiation and growth. We can help organizations build data-driven enterprises for greater agility, compliance and profitability. Our integrated data management platform consists of: 

Data Modeling – Discover and manage business and technical data assets through an intuitive, graphical interface 

Business Process Modeling – Optimize data, processes and technologies to improve overall business operations 

Enterprise Architecture – Align business objectives with technologies through visual analysis of data, applications, capabilities and systems 

Data Governance – Demonstrate regulatory compliance through standardized glossaries, semantic and data lineage mapping, repository-driven impact analysis, versioning and security

Collaboration – Facilitate sharing of high-quality metadata and models among stakeholders and business users

What’s next on the horizon for erwin?

We are busily integrating our recent acquisitions and are working very closely with our enterprise customer base to ensure we are delivering a long-term roadmap that enables them to be more data-centric and to be ready for digital transformation. Over the coming months, we will innovate on our enterprise architecture, business process and data modeling solutions, increase our stake in data governance and bring more solutions to market to extend data collaboration across the enterprise. 

Meet the Master 

Adam Famularo serves as CEO of erwin, Inc. He is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, operational excellence and customer success. 

Prior to erwin, Adam was vice president of global channels at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, responsible for overseeing Verizon’s indirect enterprise distribution channels – partners, value-added resellers and systems integrators – across the world.

In his prior role at CA Technologies, Adam served as senior vice president of partner sales, responsible for developing new business partnerships and growing the company’s penetration and revenue by driving go-to-market activities with partners. For six years, Adam also was a senior vice president and general manager for CA Technologies’ cloud computing and storage and data management business units. 

Adam has received several honors, including CRN Magazine’s Top 30 Executive in their 30s (2012), Long Island Business News Top 40 Executives Under 40 (2012), CRN Magazine’s Top 10 Channel Strategists (2011) and ranked first in Top 25 Most Innovative Executives (2010). He also has been recognized as a CRN Channel Chief from 2009-2016 and Top 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs 2014-2016.

“We are positioned to leverage our rich heritage of data modeling and our core expertise in new ways.”