Gartner Research

Data Catalogs Are the New Black in Data Management and Analytics

Published: 13 December 2017

ID: G00338777

Analyst(s): Roxane Edjlali , Alan D. Duncan , Guido De Simoni , Ehtisham Zaidi

Summary

Demand for data catalogs is soaring as organizations struggle to inventory distributed data assets to facilitate data monetization and conform to regulations. Data catalog projects will fall short of their full potential if data and analytics leaders don't link them to broader data management needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Data Catalogs Support Digital Business via Inventory of Distributed Data Assets, Mapping Information Supply Chains and Managing Data Sprawl
  • Growing Hype and Numerous Vendor Offerings/Use Cases Create Confusion in Data Catalog Selection
  • Siloed Data Catalog Projects Will Limit the Inventory of Information Assets and Data Monetization

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client