Choosing a Data Catalog: Data Map or Data Delivery App?

Today, many applications call themselves “data catalogs.” The idea seems, on the face of it, easy to understand: a data catalog is simply a centralized inventory of the data assets within an organization. Data catalogs also seek to be the one-stop shop for discovering, contextualizing, and extracting value from enterprise data. Therefore, all data catalog products should be more or less the same. Right?

As it turns out, there are important differences between data catalogs. Different products address different challenges and can even be complementary within an organization’s data architecture. To grasp what’s different about the Denodo approach, it’s important to understand the difference between data catalogs that contextualize and document data (but don’t deliver data) and those that deliver data (but contextualize and document data only within the delivery scope).

Read more in https://www.datavirtualizationblog.com. Originally published on November 17, 2022.

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