Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Metadata Management Solutions

Published: 23 November 2020

ID: G00467168

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


The metadata management market made a dramatic shift beginning in 2020, and its primary focus is now active metadata. This research helps data and analytics leaders to evaluate the capabilities of 17 vendors’ products across four use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Adaptive
    • Alation
    • Alex Solutions
    • ASG
    • Collibra
    • Data Advantage Group
    • erwin
    • IBM
    • Infogix
    • Informatica
    • Oracle
    • SAP
    • Semantic Web Company
    • Smartlogic
    • Solidatus
    • Syniti
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • User Experience
    • 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
    • Active Metadata Management
  • Use Cases
    • Data Governance
    • Data Risk and Compliance
    • Data Analysis
    • Data Value

Inclusion Criteria

  • Enhancements to This Evaluation
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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