Which IBM Watson® Knowledge Catalog deployment option is right for you?

On public cloud

IBM offers three pay-as-you-go tiers on IBM Cloud™ — Lite, Standard and Professional.

Free Lite plan:

  • Includes everything you need to try the product

  • Allows a limited number of assets and users, but provides access to most features, including profiling, glossary, governance and policy enforcement

Standard plan:

  • Builds on the Lite plan and offers a true shop-for-data experience with more assets

  • Added capabilities include data and model lineage, IBM InfoSphere® Information Governance Catalog integration and more compute for data wrangling

  • Priced at USD 249.00 per instance. Optional charges: USD 500.00 for 250 authorized users; USD 0.5 per capacity unit-hour

Professional plan:

  • Provides a full breadth of capabilities, enabling you to take the shop-for-data experience to the enterprise level

  • Offers an unlimited number of catalogs and assets, additional connection types and a generous amount of compute for data wrangling

  • Priced at USD 5,000.00 per instance. Optional charges: USD 500.00 for 250 authorized users; USD 0.5 per capacity unit-hour

On IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Watson Knowledge Catalog on IBM Cloud Pak™ for Data provides a full breadth of capabilities, enabling you to take the shop-for-data experience to the enterprise level. You get:

  • Unlimited number of catalogs and assets
  • Access to all connection types
  • Availability of all functionality, including data quality, lineage, refinery, reference data management and advanced workflows

Comparison Table

Compare editions
  Lite Standard Professional
Catalog 1 catalog limit 1 catalog limit Unlimited catalog limit
Users 50 catalog users 50 catalog users 500 catalog users
Assets 50 catalog assets 500 catalog assets Unlimited catalog assets
Capacity unit-hours 50 500 5,000
Policy enforcement rules 1 5 Unlimited
Business glossary terms 5 50 Unlimited
Automatic classification
Automatic profiling
Self-service data prep
Data asset & model lineage   
More than 30 connectors
+ Tableau Online   
+ Dropbox   
+ Looker      
Pricing, starting at Free USD 249 per instance USD 5,000 per instance

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