We’re excited to announce the release of IBM Cloud Pak for Data version 4.6


Discover, govern and protect high-quality data

IBM named a Leader in the Gartner® 2022 Magic Quadrant™ for Data Quality Solutions


Open, intelligent data cataloging powered by active metadata

Advanced discovery

Find relevant assets quickly and at scale based on intelligent recommendations from IBM Watson® and peers.

Operationalized quality

Track lineage and quality scores across structured data, unstructured data, AI models and notebooks.

Flexible deployment

Deploy on premises, on cloud, or fully managed as a service on IBM Cloud Pak for Data.

End-to-end catalog

Organize, define and manage enterprise data to provide the right context and drive value across needs like regulatory compliance and data monetization.

Automated governance

Protect data, manage compliance and audit-readiness, and maintain client trust with active policy management and dynamic masking of sensitive data.

Self-service insights

Consume and transform data at the speed of business with intuitive dashboards and flows that can be shared with peers or analytics tools.

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Global search

The global search bar is available all the time, no matter where users are in the navigation or what content they’re working.


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Search recommendations

As the user types, the drop-down shows a list of suggested search strings based on both the current user’s and previous users’ search strings.


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Data protection rules

Include classifications in the conditions for the data protection rules. For example, you can create a rule to deny access to certain users if the asset is classified as PII or confidential.


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Workflow history

Users can view the full workflow activity history on any governance artifact including adds, updates and approvals.


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Column filtering

Column filtering allows users to only analyze the data most relevant to their use case by scoping into or filtering out columns by name, column type or first N candidates.

Business terms

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Automatic business term assignment

Users can enable automatic business term assignment that is trained specific to your business’ terminology. It is continuously learning and improving based on users’ modifications.


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Data quality visualization

Users can quickly visualize how their data quality has changed over time by data asset based on their specified time interval.


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Saved preferences

Users can save time by having preferences saved to their account so that important details are preserved by the product no matter where you access it.

What's new

Data privacy and AI protection

Kick-start protection mapping, leveraging the foundation you may have already built for data privacy in the process.

IBM DataOps methodology

Learn the foundations of a DataOps practice and view a use case using IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog.

Forrester Total Economic Impact report

Discover how IBM Cloud Pak for Data and IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog services are contributing ROI up to 158% for your peers in the market.

2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality

Discover why IBM is named a Leader for the 17th year in a row in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Data Integration Tools.

IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog extensions

Data privacy

Automate policy enforcement

Use AI to intelligently automate the identification, monitoring and enforcement of policies on sensitive data across the organization with AutoPrivacy capabilities on IBM Cloud Pak for Data.

Build a business vocabulary

Make data understandable by all who need it with a common business vocabulary. Automatically provide business context with out-of-the-box regulatory and industry glossaries.

Run privacy assessments

Get a unified view of all your private data assets and run privacy assessments on them after loading asset metadata into IBM® OpenPages®.

Master data management

360-degree view

Get a 360-degree view of critical data entities by automatically matching data from various sources to customer profiles without duplication. Monitor critical data like PII and consent.

Always-on access to data

Create a read-only view of master data records — a view that is highly available, always on and consistent across IBM Cloud Pak for Data. Avoid data duplication and efficiently access data with low latency.

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Align concepts from industry regulations and standards with your business data to accelerate regulatory compliance.

Try IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog

Activate business-ready data for AI and analytics with intelligent cataloging backed by active metadata.