Why you need an enterprise data catalog

An enterprise data catalog enables a deeper understanding of all your data. It helps enable users to share a common business language and to find, understand and analyze information.

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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 citizens, 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 data citizens.

Align technical and business metadata

With a business glossary, your data citizens 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 your data citizens to understand how data flows across the information landscape, helping them track where data was sourced or is consumed. It helps your data citizens 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.

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