The Data Steward

The data knowledge coordinator


Frequently the main point of contact for data inquiries because of his technical and operational knowledge, the Data Steward is most commonly nicknamed the “Master of data”!

A Data Steward’s role is clear; They are responsible for the metadata management of the organization.

Raise the quality of your data documentation

In order to initiate an efficient metadata management, data stewards must be equipped with a data catalog.

Managing data in a user-friendly manner. Centralizing and unifying all metadata. Making data accessible for users based on their sensitivity. Informing a data set’s quality.

All of this in just a few clicks!

Enrich your documentation

Centralize your data knowledge via a single platform

With Zeenea’s data catalog, document assigned data sets and keep them

Zeenea empowers you to:


  • Enrich your data documentation with the help of business metadata thanks to our modular templates.
  • Import (and export) existing documentation in third party tools with our APIs.
  • Stop the blank paper syndrome! Our data catalog automates time-
    consuming manual tasks on the data.
  • Notify users that are potentially interested by a data set.

We are all data stewards

Establish communication with the data explorers

At Zeenea, we are convinced that data democratization within an enterprise will change the vision on data stewardship.

Thanks to our data catalog’s collaborative features, you can benefit from collective intelligence on your enterprise data. 

Share, assign, comment, and qualify data sets. This way, everybody in the organization can be involved in data documentation and data governance.

Be notified and track every action around your data.

become data fluent

Start metadata management

Zeenea will make you data fluent. Just like a spoken language, the notion of data fluency must be put into place in order for your enterprise to become data-driven.

By sharing a common language, facilitate the understanding of, access to, as well exchanges around your data assets.

Thanks to all of its features, Zeenea’s data catalog is the essential tool for data data stewardship.

By considering data as shareable assets, and also by sharing knowledge with a unifying and centralizing tool, a data-driven organization is possible.

Find out more about the Data Steward

Who are Data Stewards?

Digital transformations bring about new challenges in the data industry. We are increasingly talking about data stewardship;  an activity focused around data management and documentation of an organization.

In this article, we would like to present the data stewards, the enterprise’s true guardians of data, take a closer look at their role, their missions, and their tools.

Data Stewardship and Governance: The Data Steward’s Multiple Facets

Where Stewardship refers to the taking care of and the supervision of a specific property or organization, Data Stewardship refers to data supervision. Initially, the idea was that a domain expert would be in charge with qualifying and documenting data from their professional standpoint.

In fact, Data Stewards are those who work closest to where the data is collected; they are often those who best understand the different aspects of data and the standards to which they must adhere to.

Define a metamodel template

In order for your data users to discover relevant documentation in your data catalog, it is essential to ask yourself the right questions and know how to answer them.

With our toolkit, data leaders can focus on the Who, What, Where, Why, When and How of their data!

These questions can be used as support to build your data documentation model and provide data consumers with the elements that are useful to them.

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