Gartner Research

Solution Criteria for Data Catalogs Supporting Metadata Management and Data Governance

Published: 04 November 2020

ID: G00465251

Analyst(s): Joe Maguire

Summary

The appetite for data catalog tools is robust because data catalogs undergird programs in data governance, metadata management, data quality, data integration and analytics. This research provides data and analytics technical professionals a comprehensive set of criteria for assessing data catalogs.

Table Of Contents

Solution Criteria

  • Data Catalogs, Metadata Management and Data Governance
  • How the Evaluation Is Structured
    • Seven Categories of Features
    • Four Levels of Features
    • Acknowledging Ancillary or Companion Products
    • Using the Accompanying Evaluation Tool
  • Understanding the Solution Criteria
    • Solution Criteria Interpretation and Assumptions
    • Solution Criteria Definitions
  • Baseline Criteria
  • Deployment, Delivery & Arch.
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Tech. & Operational Metadata
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Business and Social Metadata
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Governance
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Search, Query and Navigate
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Collaboration & Usage Patterns
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional

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