Belgian data intelligence company Collibra has acquired OwlDQ, a US-based provider of predictive data quality software. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

OwlDQ uses machine learning to detect anomalies in data, its offering will henceforth be called Collibra Data Quality, which will allow organisations to centralise and automate data quality workflows to comply with global regulations.

Kirk Haslbeck, founder and CEO of OwlDQ, will serve as VP of engineering at Collibra.

The Belgium-born scale-up, which reached a $2.3 billion valuation with its Series F funding raised back in April 2020, says it has added more than 100 new customers in the past year.

“Data quality is integral to Data Intelligence, and poor data quality is a key reason why organizations don’t trust their data,” said Jim Cushman, chief product officer for Collibra. “Together, Collibra and OwlDQ will provide organizations with a single, cloud-based system of engagement to unify data governance, data privacy, data catalog, data lineage and now continuous data quality so teams can more easily and confidently get to trusted business insights and become data informed.”

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