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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


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.

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  • Impacts


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

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