Who are the primary users of your data catalog?
Data producers, like data engineers, and data consumers, like business users and data analysts, are the two sides of a data-driven organization. Most data catalogs cater to one or the other. Choosing a data catalog built for both increases adoption across your organization and helps to create a data-driven culture. data.world demonstrates proven adoption across customers with thousands of users.
What are your automation needs and goals?
Data catalogs with automation capabilities can help your data governance team streamline workflows. At the same time, total automation introduces new challenges, like failing to recognize schema changes and issues with data streams. Choose a data catalog platform with easily-configurable governance automation and review workflows that can grow with your automation needs as you develop and expand your data governance strategy.
How can I get help when I need it?
Achieving your goals are rarely as simple as purchasing a data catalog. Once you have the data catalog, the real journey begins. Choose a data catalog partner who has an excellent onboarding and customer success team to help set you up for success. By partnering with your dedicated customer success director, you’ll work together on growing adoption and learn about the latest innovations and best practices.