Data catalogs

List of data catalogs tools

Data catalog is a structured collection of data used by an organization. It is a kind of data library where data is indexed, well-organized, and securely stored. Most data catalog tools contain information about the source, data usage, relationships between entities as well as data lineage. This provides a description of the origin of the data and tracks changes in the data to its final form.

Collibra Catalog

Collibra Catalog empowers business users to quickly discover, understand, contribute, and govern the data that matters so they can generate impactful insights that drive business value. It also allows data stewards to certify datasets so that business users can trust the data that they use in their analysis.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: MS Excel
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: Yes

Dataedo

Dataedo enables you to catalog, document and understand your data with data dictionary, business glossary and ERDs. Dataedo will help you document your existing relational databases. It reads your schema and lets you easily describe each data element (tables and columns - Data Dictionary) and other database objects (like triggers, stored procedures, etc.).

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: No
Data Profiling: No
Export: HTML,MS Excel,PDF
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: No
Database Web Data Lineage
Dataedo Web Community
Database Web Reference Data

Alation

Alation is the data catalog tool where everyone in your organization can find the data they need to collaborate. Alation's data catalog uses AI to capture the rich context of enterprise data, including relationships between data sets, analyst usage & trusted insights. In short, Alation is a complete repository for all the data assets & data knowledge in your organization.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: -
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: -

Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog

Informatica Data Catalog is a machine learning-based data catalog that lets you classify and organize data assets across any environment to maximize data value and reuse, and provides a metadata system of record for the enterprise. It automatically scans and catalogs data across the enterprise, indexing it for enterprise-wide discovery using simple, Google-like search.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: CSV,JSON,MS Excel,Plain text,XML
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: Yes

Redgate SQL Data Catalog

SQL Data Catalog is the relational data classification tool. It speeds up data classification with automatic suggestions and advanced filtering. It also performs automatic scanning of databases and schemas, catches any changes to the estate without the need to reregister instances, to ensure the latest information is captured.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: No
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: No
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: CSV
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: No

Lumada Data Catalog

Lumada Data Catalog software leverages AI, machine learning, and patented fingerprinting technology to automate the discovery, classification, and management of your enterprise data. It simplifies access and promotes collaboration allowing an organization to more intelligently use their data.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: XML
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: Yes

IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog

IBM Watson® Knowledge Catalog is an open and intelligent data catalog for managing enterprise data and AI model governance, quality and collaboration. It enables you to organize, define and manage enterprise data to provide the right context to drive value across imperatives like regulatory compliance to data monetization.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: JSON,MS Excel,XML
Free edition: Yes
Rating of assets: Yes

Talend Data Catalog

Talend Data Catalog automatically crawls, profiles, organizes, links, and enriches all your metadata. It makes easy to search and access data, then verify its validity before sharing with peers. Up to 80% of the information associated with the data is documented automatically and kept up-to-date through smart relationships and machine learning, continually delivering the most meaningful data to the user.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: CSV,JSON,MS Excel,XML
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: Yes

Ataccama Metadata Management & Data Catalog

Ataccama ONE Data Catalog is an AI-powered metadata management module. It’s a central storage for all of your metadata—imported from other sources, crowdsourced, or automatically captured in continuous data discovery processes.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: CSV,JSON,MS Excel,XML
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: No

Apache Atlas

Apache Atlas provides open metadata management and governance capabilities for organizations to build a catalog of their data assets, classify and govern these assets, and provide collaboration capabilities around these data assets for data scientists, analysts, and the data governance team.

Automated Cataloging: No
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: No
Commercial: Free
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: No
Export: CSV
Free edition: Yes
Rating of assets: No

OvalEdge

OvalEdge is a data catalog tool that automatically organizes and catalogs your data using machine learning and advance algorithms. You can organize data using tags, usage statistics, user names, and other markers – so it’s easily retrievable with everyday language.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: MS Excel
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: No

Alteryx Connect

Alteryx Connect is a social data cataloging and data exploration platform for the enterprise. The powerful data cataloging provided by Alteryx Connect centralizes business terms and definitions, metrics, and information assets for maximum consistency, discoverability, and collaboration.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: CSV,MS Excel,PDF
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: Yes

Truedat

Truedat is an open source data cataloging and governance tool that allows to quickly unify and explore combined metadata from different sources on the same interface. It enables to organize & enrich information through configurable workflows and monitor data governance activity.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Free
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: CSV
Free edition: Yes
Rating of assets: No

Cloudera Data Catalog

Cloudera Data Catalog enables you to discover, understand, document, and monitor data and its use. You can control sensitive information, and track lineage and audit access to build confidence in your data and value wherever and however it's used. You can also collaborate and share data responsibly with full insight.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: CSV
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: Yes

Data3Sixty Govern

Infogix Data360 Govern is an enterprise metadata management, data governance, and data catalog solution. It provides automated data catalog, search and discovery features. It improves productivity, accuracy, and understanding of the available data.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: MS Excel
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: Yes

Data catalogs are part of data management tools. They enable automatic metadata management with user-friendly form that makes data easy to understand even for non-IT members of the organisation.

The key feature of data catalogs is to provide metadata context to the user in a way that allows different teams within the organization (both IT and Non-IT) to discover and understand relevant data.

From the organization's perspective, the important functions of data catalog tools are also:
• storage of data resources from different repositories as well as from different engine systems - compatibility with multiple connectors,
• automation of data management processes,
• advanced resource search by name, type, date of change, owner, etc.
• data lineage,
• automated data Classification,
• Discovering data relationship and dependencies between objects,
• Business Glossary, unifying nomenclature and definitions of terms,
• Data Profiling,

Data stewards, business teams, and data analysts often struggle with the problem of what specific data means, where it comes from, and which elements it is directly related to. These are just a few problems for which Data catalog tools have been created. Based on the imported repositories, data catalogs enable automated cataloging and organizing of data, solving the problem of time-consuming querying of the resources.

To avoid misunderstandings data catalog tools provide a Business Glossary, through which the nomenclature is systematized. It contains business terms along with their definition, relationship to each other, as well as its location in the hierarchy of all data assets.

There are many apps for data catalog tasks on the market. We have listed complex data cataloging software that can also solve data profiling, data lineage, and data classification problems, as well as open-source data catalog tools.