Paris, January 23, 2024 – Zeenea, a leader in metadata management and data discovery solutions, today ignites a new era in the data ecosystem with the launch of its Enterprise Data Marketplace, a natural extension of its acclaimed Data Catalog. This initiative will be progressively released in a series of 2024 enhancements to its Data Discovery Platform, beginning with the immediate support for Data Products.
As Data Mesh architectures gain momentum globally, Zeenea steps forward to meet the rising demand. A 2023 BARC Survey reveals that over half of organizations are either planning or currently implementing Data Mesh, while an Eckerson Group survey indicates that 70% of companies have or are in the midst of implementing Data Products.
Zeenea’s Enterprise Data Marketplace emerges as a game-changer in this context, offering an intuitive, e-commerce-like interface for Data Producers and Consumers to effortlessly interact, publish, and procure Data Products.
The cornerstone of this innovation is the immediate availability of native support for Data Products in Zeenea. This advancement is more than technological—it’s a paradigm shift in data product management. It facilitates the precise definition of metadata for Data Products, adhering to four key principles: lifecycle management, policy adherence, compliance with standards and regulations, and effective performance monitoring.
Guillaume Bodet, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Zeenea: “Zeenea was designed as a data marketplace from day one. With great excitement, we now embrace the full scope of the Enterprise Data Marketplace use case, positioning Zeenea as a robust engine for the Data Mesh. Our platform is meticulously crafted to streamline the discovery and utilization of Data Products while still delivering all capabilities of a modern Data Catalog.”
At the heart of Zeenea’s SaaS cloud platform is a unified approach that consolidates all metadata into a singular knowledge graph, simplifying domain management and visibility controls. Zeenea Studio and Zeenea Explorer will continue to serve as the core back-office and e-commerce front-end tools, respectively, ensuring seamless integration and user experience for both data and data product discovery.
Looking ahead, Zeenea is poised to further revolutionize data management with the introduction of federated data cataloging, the integration of provisioning functionalities, and enhancements in user interface customization. These upcoming features underscore Zeenea’s unwavering dedication to innovation and customer-focused solutions.
Ole Olesen-Bagneux, Chief Evangelist at Zeenea and author of ‘The Enterprise Data Catalog’ (O’Reilly): “The perfect data marketplace should mirror the Data Mesh – just like the mesh, the marketplace must be flexible and scalable to maximize the potential of the Data Mesh itself”.
Zeenea is a leader in metadata management and data discovery, offering an innovative SaaS cloud Data Discovery Platform which comprises two key solutions: a Data Catalog and an Enterprise Data Marketplace. Designed for democratizing data, the platform empowers both data experts and business users to discover, trust, and utilize enterprise data and data products.
Zeenea Data Discovery’s broad range of built-in connectors and APIs simplify the aggregation and collection of metadata across diverse data ecosystems. Its core strength lies in a powerful knowledge graph and an intelligent search engine, enabling data teams to unlock the full potential of enterprise metadata as a unified source of truth. This approach not only streamlines data management and governance but also drives informed decision-making and fosters innovation throughout the enterprise.
More than 60 organizations around the world now trust Zeenea’s Data Discovery Platform to unlock the value of their data, including Autostrade per l’Italia, Groupe BPCE, DNA, Generali, Haier, Lufthansa Cargo, Maersk, Renault, Richemont, Sanoma, Stada, Stellantis, and TietoEVRY.