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.

Dataedo

Dataedo is an on-premises data catalog & metadata management tool. It allows you to catalog, document, and understand your data with a data dictionary, business glossary, and ERDs. It reads your schema and lets you easily describe each data element with descriptions, business-friendly aliases, and custom fields. It features a data community module, which allows you to crowdsource knowledge about data from everyone in your organization.

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

Alation Data Catalog

Alation pioneered the data catalog market and is now leading its evolution into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management.

More than 250 enterprises realize business outcomes with Alation, including Salesforce, Cisco, Docusign, Finnair, Pfizer, Nasdaq, and Albertsons.

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

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

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

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

Dawizz MYDATACATALOGUE

MYDATACATALOGUE is a data catalog and mapping tool that uses smart algorithms to list your information system’s data giving you a better understanding of your data assets. It accurately identifies the location of your data, and by cataloging your data sources, applications, and processes, you can intuitively search for the information you need.

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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Catalog

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Catalog is a metadata management service that helps organizations find and govern data using an organized inventory of data assets across the enterprise. With this self-service solution, data consumers can easily find, understand, govern, and track Oracle Cloud data assets.

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
Free edition: No
Rating of assets: Yes

Google Cloud Data Catalog

Google Cloud Data catalog is a fully managed and highly scalable data discovery and metadata management service that empowers organizations to quickly discover, manage, and understand all their data in Google Cloud. It offers a simple and easy-to-use search interface for data discovery, a flexible and powerful cataloging system for capturing both technical and business metadata.

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

Qlik Data Catalyst

Qlik Data Catalyst is a metadata driven data catalog that has technical and business descriptions, data profiles, data lineage, and data tags that make data search and delivery simple. It builds a secure, enterprise-scale catalog of all the data your organization has available for analytics, no matter where it is.

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

erwin Data Catalog

erwin Data Catalog (erwin DC) automates the processes involved in harvesting, integrating, activating and governing enterprise data according to business requirements. To summarize, erwin DC creates and maintains a sustainable metadata foundation for data preparation, management, governance and consumption, automating manual tasks to increase efficiencies, quality and time to value for data development and deployment.

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

Global IDs

The Global IDs Data Catalog automates the linking of logical business data models to physical data assets, keeps the metadata up to date, and scales with the size of your enterprise, from small to very large.

Automated Cataloging: Yes
Business Glossary: Yes
Commenting/Community: -
Commercial: Commercial
Data Classification: Yes
Data Lineage: Yes
Data Profiling: Yes
Export: 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.