What is a data catalog?

What is a data catalog?

What is a data catalog?

Data Sheet

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It is a fact that data are a lever for growth and competitivity. They are perceived as strategic information that promotes innovation!

Drawing on this, enterprises are reorganizing themselves to adopt an approach called “data-driven.” No longer based on intuition or personal experiences, projects are guided by data. To become data-driven is a culture that is thought of and organized with processes and also with tools.

To achieve this objective, the data world is seeing the emergence of new tools that centralize these strategic assets.

We call it a Data Catalog.

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The effective guide to start metadata management

The effective guide to start metadata management

The effective guide to start metadata management

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Discover this essential discipline for enterprises wishing to bolster innovation or regulatory compliance initiatives on their data assets.

This guide will help you establish convictions on the subject and brainstorm solutions to meet this new challenge.

In this guide, you’ll find :

  • Benefits of metadata management

  • – Prerequisites for a successful launch of a metadata management system

  • – How to manage metadata?
  • – How to start metadata management?

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6 Data Catalog use cases

6 Data Catalog use cases

Six data catalog use cases

What are the main usages for a data catalog?

In our previous data sheet, we gave the reasons why having a data catalog is essential to become data-driven. In our next PDF, we’d like to focus on a data catalog’s use cases: what are the main usages for a data catalog? To what demands does a data catalog answer to?

Based on various client interviews, we’ve identified six main usages for a data catalog:

  1. Search for datasets
  2. Understand a dataset
  3. Organize my metadata
  4. Trust datasets
  5. Discover my data
  6. Collaborate around data

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Why do you need a data catalog to be data centric?

Why do you need a data catalog to be data centric?

Why do you need a data catalog
to be data centric?

Data Sheet

Topics on data are still considered to be an extremely technical domain. However, data innovation is only possible if it is shared and understood by the large majority of people within your company. 

And this with a data catalog!

In 2017, Gartner declared data catalogs as “the new black in data management and analytics”. Now, they have become a MUST-HAVE solution for data leaders 💡

According to the Gartner research report:

“Demand for data catalogs is soaring as organizations continue to struggle with finding, inventorying and analyzing vastly distributed and diverse data assets.*

In this report you will discover: 

  • The purposes of a data catalog in an organization
  • The importance of centralizing data knowledge
  • How the increased focus on metadata and the implementation of a data catalog are key characteristics of agile data governance
  • What is a data catalog according to Zeenea
  • The features & benefits of Zeenea for your company

*Augmented Data Catalogs: Now an Enterprise Must-Have for Data and Analytics Leaders by Ehtisham Zaidi and Guido De Simoni, 12 September 2019

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Why start an agile data governance?

Why start an agile data governance?

Why start an
agile data governance?

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For the past few years, on the trails of GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon), data is perceived as a crucial asset for enterprises.  This asset is enhanced by digital services and new uses that disrupt our daily lives and weaken more traditional businesses.

This transformation, whether we like it or not, concerns all structures and all sectors. Enterprises have understood that in order to face up to innovative startups and powerful web giants, they must capitalize on their data.  This awareness brings the great – likewise the small – enterprises to start a digital transformation to become what we call data-centric.

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How does data democracy strengthen agile data governance?

How does data democracy strengthen agile data governance?

How does data democracy

strengthen agile data governance?

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In this second edition, we decided to tackle the organization of this new, agile data governance, and its scaling process using this same mindset. We start by analyzing the different governing bodies that we come across in traditional organizations today.

The latter often takes on a defensive approach, usually inherited from Master Data Management or from larger initiatives for implementing information systems governance.
Very centralized, sometimes bureaucratic, they focus on data control and conformity, often resulting in limiting data access among all company employees. However, this dynamic is avoidable. The way web giants conform is quite frankly not that different from how more traditional organizations do – the security and conformity restraints to which they are subjected to require it.

However, data governing bodies carry out their role in a radically different manner. They are not guardians of the temple, but facilitators in an organization where data is a common strategic asset. It would appear that what distinguishes them is less so the form of governance than the culture which permeates it.

This culture has a name: Data Democracy!

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