data catalog

Why your Data Catalog Must be Powered by a Knowledge Graph

At data.world, we believe your data catalog must be powered by a knowledge graph. I’ll explain why in a moment, but first, let’s look at why data catalogs are quickly becoming a ‘must-have’ business platform.  What is a data catalog and what can it do for you? A...

The Journey of a (Data) Hero

This article was originally published on digi.city.  I find it interesting to visualize modern concepts in vintage ways. For example, as a boy growing up in Germany, I remember being in awe of the shelves filled with books at the Ramstein Library. Where did I start? I...

How to launch a data catalog quickly with the people you already have

“This looks amazing, but we can’t fully dedicate or hire anyone to get it up and running. And it seems like it would be a major time investment.” We hear this kind of thing a lot. Enterprise buyers associate big value with big headcount, long timelines, and rigid...

Who should be involved in your enterprise data catalog evaluation?

Data catalog tools are new territory for most companies we talk to. So, one of the first questions they ask us during the sales process is: Who should be in the room?  They might be expecting an answer like, “an enterprise data architect, your head of analytics, and a...

Data context is key to understanding COVID-19 data

With so many people talking about, thinking about, and working with COVID-19 data, it’s often difficult to filter out the noise and get to what’s useful. That’s why we’re working with partners and community members to curate the highest quality data and bring it to...

data.world is the cloud data catalog for the new work environment

The business value of an enterprise data catalog is well understood. And in this environment, you need to take swift, decisive action to keep your data strategy on track and stay ahead of the competition. Other catalog vendors talk about the virtues of metadata...

Why Data Catalogs Are More Important Than Ever

At some point in the past 30-days, nearly every company in the U.S. went from a few primary locations to potentially tens of thousands of remote workstations. In this new work-from-home world, it’s natural to lean even more on tools like Slack, Zoom, JIRA, and Trello...

The case for radical transparency in enterprise data catalog pricing

We practice radical transparency here at data.world. It’s evident in everything we do— from how we interact with customers, employees, and investors to how we grow and support the world’s largest open data community. In fact, transparency is literally written into our...

data.world is live in Snowflake Partner Connect

We’re excited to announce data.world’s launch in the Snowflake Partner Connect Portal. We’re huge fans of Snowflake, their product, and their people. We believe they’ve built the backbone of a modern, cloud-native data management solution that just works.     Why...

Five stories of uniting data and meaning through data catalog software

Understanding the data + meaning divide Data catalog software solutions are not silver bullets by themselves, even if Gartner now calls them a “must-have.” Why?  The real problem facing every organization is the divide between data and meaning. Right now, data catalog...

Which data catalog example use case is most relevant for you?

“In an extreme view, the world can be seen as only connections, nothing else. We think of a dictionary as the repository of meaning, but it defines words only in terms of other words. I liked the idea that a piece of information is really defined only by what it's...

How data catalogs and data governance help with CCPA

Digital experiences encompass more of our lives each year from Netflix binge-watching to work tools. Unfortunately with all this utility, digital threats and misuse loom larger than ever. The billions of digital records breached or stolen in 2019 and a $19B+...

Thoughts on the usability of enterprise data products

The other day, a member of our sales team shared this Twitter thread comparing the usability of baby clothes to enterprise software. This takedown is both funny and true, speaking as a parent and as an enterprise software co-founder and user. The really insightful bit...

How Yonder Empowers Employees with Democratized Data Access and Tools

Yonder is a fast-growing authentic internet company on a mission to give the online world the same amount of cultural context as the offline world. “We’re the anthropologists of the internet,” says Taylor McCaslin—Senior Product Manager at Yonder—describing how the...

data.world debuts in Gartner Metadata Management Magic Quadrant Report

Data gets all the headlines as it is collected and compiled, recorded and reorganized, and assessed for business value. But it’s the associated metadata that breathes life and utility into data with context and meaning. That’s why enterprises invest in metadata...

Why is everyone so fired up about data catalog tools?

You've probably heard a lot about data catalog tools lately. Why? You don’t need anyone to tell you; you feel it in your bones. Data is the most important competitive battleground of our time. The threat to every business is existential. Today’s winners will do...