Collibra Named a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions

New York, August 16, 2017 – Collibra, the leading data governance software platform for business users, today announced it has been named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions. The Magic Quadrant evaluated solutions from 14 vendors to identify solutions that may best suit the needs of data and analytics leaders.

Evaluation criteria included the ability of a company to execute, along with the completeness of its vision. According to the Gartner report, “The growing need for organizations to inventory and leverage data assets continues to drive strategic initiatives on metadata management and the growth of its solutions.”

“Collibra approaches metadata management from a holistic data governance perspective, which captures both business and technical metadata. This enables users to understand the complete enterprise context and lineage of their data to gain business value. We’re pleased Gartner has included Collibra as a leader for the second consecutive year in what we feel is an important vendor evaluation,” said Stan Christiaens, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for Collibra.

“Without the critical value-add data governance provides, organizations are in the precarious position of never being able to truly trust their data.”

As part of its Collibra 5.1 release, Collibra added sophisticated Catalog functionality into its core data governance platform offering as a single source of intelligence for data experts and other data users who need quick access to enterprise data.

The report’s authors note that, “In harnessing data for business outcomes, data and analytics leaders must understand the flood of data in its multiple formats. Data has been available in disparate repositories for decades, but in today’s digital business environment organizations face new demands to access and use data across these repositories — by mapping relationships between the different data formats.”

The Collibra platform uses a combination of three approaches for metadata management sourcing and enrichment:

  • Collibra Connect and its purpose built connectors access the metadata stored in a large number of databases, applications, and other sources. This provides the ability to harvest the metadata as needed, and to recognize changes when they occur.
  • Collibra allows users to “crowdsource” enrichment information from the stakeholders, stewards, and subject matter experts. This approach leverages the knowledge and experience of the entire organization, and can be easily scaled.
  • Automated machine learning approaches facilitate automatic enrichment. As the scope and scale of big data increases, this will become increasingly important.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions, 10 August 2017

About the Magic Quadrant

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About Collibra

As the leader in data governance, Collibra helps organizations across the world gain competitive advantage by maximizing the value of their data across the enterprise. Collibra is the only solution purpose-built to address the gamut of data stewardship, governance, and management needs of the most complex, data-intensive industries. Our flexible and configurable cloud-based or on-premises solution puts people and processes first – automating data governance and management to quickly and securely deliver trusted data to the business users who need it. Learn more at



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