A data catalog is many things; a central hub for all of your data resources, a powerful tool for governance and management, and a platform that encourages data trust, understanding, and use. But first and foremost, a data catalog is a search engine for your company data.
But not all searches are created equal. In fact, the most valuable methods of data discovery - queries that reduce the risk of a potential data breach or accelerate order fulfillment - are quite complex and ill suited for most data catalogs. This whitepaper introduces the broad spectrum of search and looks at how knowledge graphs are enabling data catalog users to explore far beyond data and metadata.