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?

White paper

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?

White paper

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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