Key benefits

Data flexibility

Store user data on premises or on the cloud — you have the flexibility to choose where your data is located.

Improve productivity

Improve the productivity of your data users, so that they spend less time searching and finding data.

Augment value of data

Collaborate, tag and annotate data to enrich the data and improve its value for other users of the data.

Align technical and business metadata

With a business glossary, you can define business terms and map them to technical assets. Machine learning-powered capabilities help in auto-term assignment, metadata discovery and intelligent remediation, which improves speed of matching.

Explore data and its relationships

Get a graphical view of data and its relationships to other data assets.

Improve trust in data

Advanced data-lineage capabilities enable you to understand how data flows across the information landscape, helping you track where data was sourced or is consumed. This enables you to develop trust and confidence in such data.

Enhanced data governance

Active policy management and rules help you to define how your information should be structured, stored, transformed and moved.

Ease of use

Gain support for all assets — not just data — including dashboards, data-science and machine-learning models, connections, notebooks and more, all accessible through one self-service experience.

Greater data security

Take advantage of a built-in policy enforcement engine to establish categories, policies and rules on data assets. An active policy enforcement engine ensures data is masked or protected in real time at the point of access.

Cost savings through simplicity

Achieve time and financial savings by using a fully managed service offering, with zero IT deployment costs.

Try Watson Knowledge Catalog

Take advantage of machine learning and AI to analyze your data. Catalog your data to make it easy to find.