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

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

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

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.