IBM Knowledge Catalog

Activate data for AI and analytics with intelligent cataloging and policy management

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An intelligent data catalog for the AI era

IBM Knowledge Catalog is software to manage and curate data, knowledge assets, and their relationships. It is available as managed SaaS or within IBM Cloud Pak® for Data.

IBM Knowledge Catalog is a data catalog tool that powers intelligent, self-service discovery of data, models and more. The cloud-based enterprise metadata repository activates information for AI, machine learning (ML) and deep learning supported by active metadata. Access, curate, categorize and share data, knowledge assets and their relationships, wherever they reside.

Use IBM Knowledge Catalog for IBM Cloud Pak® for Data to deliver business-ready data to feed AI and analytics projects.


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Explore the new data governance and data quality capabilities introduced in IBM Cloud Pak for Data 4.7

Benefits Cut time to automate data discovery, quality and governance by up to 90%¹ Gain end-to-end performance

Create a common business glossary governance foundation. Customize to meet your requirements for a better data understanding.

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Delivery quality data

Deliver timely, trusted, quality data with ML and automation. Help ensure a well-structured and maintained data lineage.

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Help protect and comply

Active policy management, role-based access control and dynamic masking of sensitive data help protect data to promote compliance and audit readiness. 

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Features 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.


Use cases

Reliance on manual processes, low enterprise-wide data literacy, and the continuous growth of data volumes, types and sources may be hindering your data and AI initiatives. A DataOps practice that delivers continuous, high-quality trusted enterprise data and enables collaboration across your business can position you to drive agility, speed and new initiatives at scale.

Central to the practice is a data catalog tool with automated organization and onboarding of content, consistent definitions and self-service management of enterprise data.


Enable self-service discovery and analysis Empower data citizens with quick access to quality data. Share insights and awareness of trusted data to drive monetization. Operationalize data for AI, reducing costs and speeding time to value. Take the tutorial on self-service capabilities

Improve data quality IBM Knowledge Catalog interprets data in the business context it is used. You can discover and assess data quality for millions of assets, wherever the data resides. See how to create a catalog (04:41)

Manage data privacy and compliance Enable data privacy and define data policies that describe how data can be used and handled. Learn about creating data policies (04:29)

Govern data lakes Decrease time and effort by automating the discovery and cataloging of data. Help reduce risks and accelerate access to all enterprise data using virtualization. Learn how to discover and catalog assets (06:13)


Data privacy extensions

Deploy a unified privacy framework to enhance data privacy and AI protection. Mask sensitive data and automate how you generate metadata, enforce policies and build a business vocabulary.

Master data management extensions

Deliver high-quality entity data by augmenting metadata management with master data management capabilities. Expand data sources and depth to ensure a single source of truth.

Data privacy extension 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.

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Data privacy extension 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.

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Data privacy extension 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®.

See OpenPages Data Privacy Management
Master data management extension 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.

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Master data management extension 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.

Read documentation for IBM Master Data Connect
Resources Data privacy and AI protection
Kick-start protection mapping, leveraging the foundation you may have already built for data privacy in the process.
Forrester Total Economic Impact report
Discover how IBM Cloud Pak for Data and IBM 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 recognized as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Solutions.
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IBM Knowledge Accelerators
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