According to the report, enterprise data catalogs are needed to understand and activate data in a DataOps environment. It identified the following capabilities you should look for when evaluating solutions:
- Addresses the diversity, granularity, and dynamic nature of data and metadata
- Generates deep transparency of the nature and path of data flow and delivery
- Delivers a UI/UX that reinforces modern DataOps and engineering best practices
Based on these points, Forrester Research evaluated the 14 most significant enterprise data catalog vendors against 13 criteria, scoring them on a scale of one to five. data.world received the highest possible score for six of these.
Here’s a look at where we stand out.
DataOps and engineering
“Data.world gives a deeper view of data for DataOps than most data catalogs.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022
Communication, integration, and automation of workflows are critical to the success of your DataOps strategy, and data.world delivers on all three. Our solution enables greater productivity of data engineering teams by:
- Minimizing ad hoc data requests by simplifying data discovery with a central repository designed for self service by even the least technical end user
- Restoring trust in your data with full visibility into all your pipelines and data assets, regardless of whether it lives on-prem or in the cloud
- Eliminating tedious, manual tasks through configurable workflow automations and metadata activation
Connectivity, interoperability, and portability
“Integration with cloud, data fabric, analytics, and DevOps environments is also above par with data.world.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022
Vendor lock-in is a thing of the past with data.world. Our solution can absorb any new information about your data and analytics ecosystem without costly re-engineering. That’s because data.world is built on a knowledge graph with a flexible metadata model and open APIs. We make it easier to:
- Add new information or process new data, update entities or metadata, and add or remove relationships between content
- Represent unique systems, relationships, or properties
- Catalog new data sources for which an integration has not formally been built
Bonus: Our open APIs enable you to use your metadata to power downstream data applications.
“Its product vision and planned enhancements stand out and evolve through relationships with digital natives and data startups, keeping one foot in innovation and the other in pragmatic requirements for the current offering.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022
Big things are happening data.world! We don’t want to spoil any upcoming announcements, but we can point to our most recent innovation, Eureka™, as a sign of things to come.
data.world with Eureka™ is a suite of knowledge-graph powered catalog capabilities that activate metadata and speed time to data-driven answers and insights. Its intelligent, scalable automations make it easy for data teams to develop, discover, understand, and use trusted data products.
“Data.world successfully navigates the space between data engineers, stewards and analytic professionals.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022
We believe that your data catalog should benefit every member of your data team. That’s why we designed our platform with two lenses in mind: one for data producers, the other for data consumers.
In our white paper, 2021 Data Engineering Survey: Burned-Out Data Engineers Call for DataOps, we wrote extensively about the benefits of data.world for data producers. In addition to streamlining data integration and automation of workflows, our data catalog also helps DataOps teams address challenges like managing unreasonable requests, overcoming governance bureaucracy, and delivering against time-sensitive data requests.
Because we are built on a knowledge graph, data.world is inherently semantic. That means we use common business language to empower non-technical users to find the data they need, understand what data they’re looking at, and how it relates to all facets of your organization. The result is deeper adoption and a stronger data culture across the entirety of your business.
“With significant capabilities in place, planned enhancements focus on a better UI/UX over innovation to move code-based capabilities to no-code and low-code to democratize DataOps.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022
At data.world, we don’t skimp on product enhancements. We are fully managed, cloud-native SaaS built on a microservices architecture. Each component is built separately, so there’s no code sharing – all communication between autonomous components is through a lightweight API. This enables us to ship updates rapidly. In fact, our product and engineering teams shipped over 1,000 updates last year!
This continuous delivery model ensures your catalog is always up to date. You don’t have to wait months for an enhancement. It all happens automatically behind the scenes, like magic.
To stay up to date with our latest product enhancements, visit whatsnew.data.world.
At the end of the day, nothing matters more than performance. So we’ll let our customers do the talking.
Download The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022
Want more insights? Download your complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022 now.