Data governance vendor Erwin Inc. is now part of Quest Software, which is expanding its DataOps capabilities.
Quest made the acquisition public on Jan. 5. Terms of the deal between the two privately held companies were not disclosed.
Erwin was part of mainframe software infrastructure vendor CA Technologies until 2016, when it was sold to private equity firm Parallax Capital Partners. Erwin’s product portfolio includes data modeling, data catalog and enterprise data governance technologies that can help organizations build out DataOps workflows.
With DataOps, data is managed in an operational approach throughout the lifecycle from ingestion through to data management.
Quest Software has undergone its own set of ownership and management shifts in recent years. Dell acquired Quest in 2012 only to turn around and sell it four years later in 2016 to private equity investors including Francisco Partners.
In 2020, Quest formed a new management team led by CEO Patrick Nichols and reorganized the company’s operating units.
One of the newly formed business units is the Information Systems Management (ISM) unit, which includes database management, data protection and unified endpoint management product categories. Erwin will be integrated into ISM as part of an emerging DataOps platform.