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Critical Capabilities for Metadata Management Solutions


Metadata management has shifted from focusing on reports, inventories and static impact analysis toward intelligent optimization, data discovery and use-case analysis. This research helps data and analytics leaders to evaluate the capabilities of 17 vendors’ products across these four use cases.

Published: 30 January 2020

ID: G00378854

Analyst(s): Mark Beyer Alan Dayley Guido De Simoni Ankush Jain

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Adaptive
    • Alation
    • Alex Solutions
    • ASG Technologies
    • Collibra
    • Data Advantage Group
    • erwin
    • Global IDs
    • IBM
    • Infogix
    • Informatica
    • Oracle
    • SAP
    • Semantic Web Company
    • Smartlogic
    • Syniti
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • User Experience
    • Active Metadata Management
    • Data Inventory
    • Data Enrichment
    • Data Lineage and Impact Analysis
    • Business Semantics
    • Business Rules
    • Workflow Management
    • Metadata Exchange
    • Applied Data Valuation
    • Support for Security and Privacy
    • Complex Deployments
  • Use Cases
    • Data Governance
    • Data Risk and Compliance
    • Data Analysis
    • Data Value
  • Vendors Added and Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Enhancements to This Evaluation
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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