Getting started with a data catalog


Organizations know they need to continue to innovate and evolve to meet the needs of their customers while staying relevant and competitive in the market. Many of these organizations are sitting on a wealth of data, but may not have the right approach to tap into and unlock its value to put them on a path to becoming a data-driven organization.

Getting visibility and insight to your own data shouldn’t be just a nice-to-have, and it shouldn’t require a massive deployment with months of implementation. No matter where you are on your data intelligence journey Collibra can help your organization discover and derive valuable insights from your data. Delivering this end-to-end visibility starts with your data catalog.

Your first step to data clarity

 The data estate of organizations can vary from just a few data sources to a complex hybrid, multi-cloud ecosystem with increasingly large volumes of business data. As an organization matures so too will the amount and fragmentation of data. Without a unified view of data across the organization users are often unsure of what data exists within the organization since data is stored across numerous sources. They spend too much time and effort searching and trying to understand the data for their needs. Once they find potential data there is a lack of trust in the data stemming from the uncertainty in the quality, accuracy and completeness of the data.

This is where a data catalog can make trusted data discoverable and easy to access for your teams. Your teams can spend less time searching for data and more time extracting value from data, so you can drive better business decisions and better business outcomes. And with Collibra, you can start small and grow as your organization grows.

Connect, understand and trust

It all begins with connecting to your data, whether on-premises or in the cloud. A broad set of out-of-the-box integrations enable you to connect to your data sources including ETL tools, BI tools, and ERP and CRM systems.

With your most important business data connected and cataloged, now you can empower your teams with a personalized, self-service data marketplace experience to find the trusted data they need when they need it. But it doesn’t end there. You can start putting trust back into your data with rich context by connecting business, technical and privacy metadata with quality and lineage to drive better decisions. Get a complete understanding of how data flows throughout your organization and be confident that it is relevant and trustworthy. With data quality you can proactively surface quality issues in real time and know that you are driving intelligent and informed decisions with the most reliable and accurate data.

At the end of the day, it’s all about enabling your organization with an easier way to find and understand data. The experience should be intuitive to anyone, so they can focus on building and sharing their best work. Teams can be brought together to discover, trust, access and share insights with the power of the data catalog.

See value in days not months

Get your data catalog up and running in record time. Collibra’s proven, pre-configured services  get your integrations, data catalog, and lineage ready to go in days instead of months. The implementation is designed to deliver the most important, high-impact features first so that your team can start extracting immediate value. Avoid risks with established best practices that ensure things get done right the first time and avoid delays.

 Don’t compromise your data strategy

A data catalog provides a solid foundation to your data intelligence strategy and will put you on the path to becoming a data-driven organization. The key is to maximize the value of your data with a solution that is right-sized to your business needs and can evolve with your organization. Take the next step in your data intelligence journey by downloading Data Catalogs for Dummies, Collibra Special Edition.

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