Data Catalog Benchmark
Data Catalog Benchmark

Data Catalog Benchmark

By Louise de Leyritz from CastorDoc

More data, more tools, more people = more data catalogs

Companies are deploying their analytics to more people in the company. Now, regardless of data literacy, most departments of large companies are using data. For that reason, there's a need to improve trust and understanding in data resources and infrastructure.

This explains the recent explosion in the past two years of data catalogs (internal, open-source, and SaaS). This new trend is not going to stop, and we'd rather bring visibility and structure soon.

At Castor, we believe the first step to structure the data catalog market, is more transparency. For that reason, we put up a list of all the catalog tools we heard of.

Proposed Dimensions

  • Specialization: Data Catalog Only Tools vs Data Catalogs integrated into a larger offering
  • Optimized for: Mid-Market vs Enterprise
  • Main Use-Case: Compliance vs Analysts Productivity
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This list is still exploratory, may contain errors, or lacking information. Please reach out to us, if you notice anything wrong: louise@castordoc.com

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In-depth analysis and evolution Read the full breakdown by generation and market analysis of data catalogs here
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Benchmark Data Catalogs

ActorClassificationOptimized forMain Use-CasessearchContextData qualitycollaborationtable lineagecolumn lineageQuery historyGovernance & securityBI tool indexationpricing
Castor
Data Catalog Only
Mid-Market
Analysts Productivity
$$
SelectStar
Data Catalog Only
Mid-Market
Analysts Productivity
$$
Data Galaxy
Data Catalog Only
Mid-Market
Compliance
contact only
Secoda
Data Catalog Only
Mid-Market
Analysts Productivity
$
Stemma
Data Catalog Only
Mid-Market
Analysts Productivity
$$
Tree schema
Data Catalog Only
Mid-Market
Analysts Productivity
$
Atlan
Data Catalog Only
Mid-Market
Analysts Productivity
$$$
Amundsen
Data Catalog Only
Mid-Market
Analysts Productivity
contact only
Collibra
Data Catalog Only
Enterprise
Compliance
$$$
Alation
Data Catalog Only
Enterprise
Compliance
$$$
Dataedo
Data Catalog Only
Enterprise
Compliance
$$
Zeenea
Data Catalog Only
Enterprise
Compliance
$$$
OvalEdge
Data Catalog Only
Enterprise
Compliance
$$
Apache Atlas
Data Catalog Only
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
Data.world
Data Catalog Only
Enterprise
Analysts Productivity
$$
Metaphor
Data Catalog Only
Enterprise
Analysts Productivity
contact only
Datahub
Data Catalog Only
Enterprise
Analysts Productivity
contact only
Datalogz
Data Catalog Only
Mid-Market
Analysts Productivity
$
OpenMetadata
Data Catalog Only
Prequel
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Mid-Market
Analysts Productivity
contact only
Monte Carlo
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Mid-Market
Engineers
contact only
Datakin
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Mid-Market
Engineers
contact only
Transform
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Mid-Market
Analysts Productivity
contact only
Google Data Catalog
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
$
Immuta
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
Tableau data catalog
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Analysts Productivity
$$
IMB data catalog
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
$$$
Alteryx
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
Aginity
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
Cambridge analytics - Anzo
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
$$
Erwin
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
Alex solutions
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
Cloudera
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
Infogix
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
Informatica
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
$$
Oracle data catalog
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
Qlik
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
$$
Talend
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
$$
Denodo
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
$$$
truedat
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
SAP data intelligence
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
Unifi
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
$$
Zaloni
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
Ataccama
Catalog is part of Larger Offering
Enterprise
Compliance
contact only
MyDataCatalogue
Decube.io

**This is a brief attempt at classifying the tools on the market. If anything seems wrong, the feature list seems off, or if you don't see your data catalog and want to have it placed, please reach out: louise@castordoc.com

F.A.Q

Do You Need a Data Catalog?

If you're having trouble finding the data; A data catalog is a tool that brings together information, from different data sources making it easier for users to search, discover and access the specific data they require. Without a catalog users may waste time navigating through databases and platforms in order to locate the datasets they need.

If you're unsure which datasets to utilize; A data catalog often provides features like data quality scores, user reviews and additional annotations. These features assist users in identifying relevant datasets that align with their goals leading to improved decision making and analytical outcomes.

If you have too many data sources at your disposal; In organizations data is scattered across various locations such as, on premises databases, cloud storage systems or third party platforms. A data catalog consolidates metadata from all these sources into a view making it easier for users to explore all data options and select the most suitable source based on their requirements.

If your data environment has never been properly documented it can lead to chaos and inefficiency. Having a data catalog is crucial as it not helps organize your data but also ensures documentation. It stores information, about data lineage, owners and definitions enabling everyone in the organization to have an understanding of the origin, purpose and characteristics of each dataset.

In case you need to comply with data regulations such as GDPR, CCPA or others it becomes essential to have an understanding of where personal data's stored how its utilized and who has access, to it. A data catalog can track this metadata, making it easier for organizations to demonstrate compliance and ensuring that sensitive data is handled appropriately.

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