Data catalogs, a category of product in the broad field of data governance, are emerging in popularity. That popularity has been brought on by the twin enterprise mandates of complying with data regulations and herding the growing number of repositories in the corporate data estate. But data catalogs are a legacy product category too, originally stemming from simple data dictionaries – essentially table layouts with plain-English descriptions of tables and fields. Today’s data catalogs have grown in capabilities, importance, and integration with other tools.
Read this report to understand how data catalog platforms help organizations inventory their data by documenting