Five Signs of Growing Maturity in the Data Catalog Market

Aug 18, 2019 |
Dharma Kuthanur

Vice President, Product Marketing

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Over the last couple of years, data catalogs have been positioned as the panacea to address all kinds of problems in the modern data environment. Given the growing importance of data as a strategic asset, the pressure to make trusted data easily available to the business, and the complexity of the modern data landscape, the hype is understandable. It’s not surprising that so many companies have bought into the promise of intelligent data catalogs to help unlock value from their data assets. Now, based on what we are seeing with our customers, there are clear signs that companies are making real progress in driving data catalog adoption and seeing tangible business value from their data catalog deployments.

Here are five key market requirements that we see our customer base addressing with an enterprise data catalog:

  • Breadth of use cases: Drivers for investing in data catalogs are moving from vague notions of opening up data to specific projects tied to business initiatives like data governance, compliance, self-service analytics, cloud modernization, and master data management. Many customers are utilizing data catalogs as the foundation to support multiple use cases.
  • Breadth of data sources & systems: Customer implementations are managing data from hundreds of systems spanning on-premises databases, data warehouses, data lakes, cloud data warehouses, SaaS applications, ETL tools, and BI tools. They highlight the need for an enterprise scale catalog that can connect to all these disparate systems across multi-cloud and hybrid environments.
  • Scale: Customers are ramping up to a massive scale by scanning and cataloging tens of millions of datasets. Many of our customers have scanned, classified, and indexed over 50 million datasets.
  • Automation: More and more companies are tapping into the value of AI-powered, automated data curation as they realize that the scale and complexity of their data environments far exceeds their capacity to manage through crowd-sourced inputs and manual processes.
  • Catalog of catalogs: The emergence of metadata catalogs for specific domains highlights the need for an enterprise-scale “catalog of catalogs.” Such a catalog combines technical metadata from different domains with other types of metadata to provide a comprehensive view of the enterprise data landscape across multi-cloud and hybrid environments.

To hear more about these and other market trends being brought to life through diverse perspectives and real-world customer use cases, join us for the AI-Powered Data Cataloging Virtual Summit (happening August 27 in North America, August 28 in EMEA and August 29 in APJ). In this summit, you will hear insights from a stellar cast of speakers including industry analysts, customers, partners, and Informatica executives. This is a great opportunity to hear from your industry peers on how they are enabling data-driven transformations with an intelligent, enterprise scale catalog as a foundational part of their data architecture.

Highlights of the AI-Powered Data Cataloging Virtual Summit

Analyst Insight: Hyoun Park, Founder & Chief Analyst at Amalgam Insights, will share his insights on data cataloging emerging as the next generation of metadata management and its role in enabling companies to go beyond being data-driven to becoming context-driven.

Keynote and Fireside Chat: Awez Syed, Informatica SVP of Product Management for Enterprise Data Catalog and Metadata Management, will highlight the role of intelligent data cataloging as the first step for all data-driven business transformation and what it means to be a true enterprise scale data catalog in a multi-cloud and hybrid world. He will engage in a conversation with Joe Brandenburg, Data Steward, Enterprise Data Governance Office at New York Life, about how New York Life is leveraging Informatica’s Enterprise Data Catalog (EDC) to automate its enterprise-wide data governance strategy and enable analytics-driven insights in real-time. Awez will also do a fireside chat with Dan Jewett, VP of Product Management at Tableau, about how Informatica and Tableau are working together to accelerate self-service analytics initiatives for our customers.

Data Cataloging for Data Governance: Dave Falder, Senior Technical Specialist at Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, will talk about how Maersk is utilizing Informatica EDC and Informatica Axon Data Governance as the foundation for a scalable data governance program. You will also learn how Maersk is using Informatica EDC to modernize its data and analytics environment for greater scalability, agility, and self-service.

Data Curation and Collaboration for Self-Service Analytics: Robert Ray, Senior Data Analyst at Nissan North America, will talk about their use of Informatica EDC to enable agile self-service analytics. This session will provide many take-away lessons as Rob shares key business drivers for EDC as well as best practices for building a single inventory for all their trusted data and metadata.

Data Lineage – The Foundational Use Case: You will hear from Anil Bandarupalli, Senior Software Engineer, Data Management, at Rabobank, a leading European financial services provider, about how automated end-to-end lineage provided by Informatica EDC enables Rabobank to support compliance with regulatory requirements like BCBS 239, improve availability and quality of data, and mitigate operational risk.

Adoption Best Practices: Domain experts from Informatica will share best practices for a step-by-step approach to driving adoption of Informatica EDC based on real-world lessons gleaned from our experience working with our customers across different verticals.

Whether you’re a technical or business leader, the AI-Powered Data Cataloging Virtual Summit can help you address the challenge of unlocking the value of your data in a hybrid and multi-cloud world. Register for an event in your region:

We look forward to seeing you!