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Transform your business with a governed data catalog

This Constellation report highlights the governed data catalog capabilities that can enable access to trusted data such as:

  • Ability to catalog all data across the enterprise, on-premises and cloud
  • Comprehensive data governance capabilities and stewardship workflows
  • Data policy management capabilities to detail access and usage requirements
  • Data lineage to track data flows and ensure regulatory compliance

As stated in the report, “mature organizations recognize that data is only as valuable as it is trusted…and must be made accessible in accordance with required data policies.”

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Data is crucial for organizations, but it is difficult to access data in a governed and compliant way.


As the world moves toward a post-pandemic return to business, leading organizations continue to pursue digital transformation and innovation goals even as they seek efficiencies and optimization. Self-service analytics and cloud initiatives are helping with business agility while prediction, personalization, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things projects are driving innovation.

All of the above depend on data, often data at scale and increasingly residing partially or entirely in one or more clouds. In this environment, data governance and adherence to security and privacy controls as well as compliance with regulatory requirements have never been more challenging. This report explains how organizations can deliver fast, business-user-friendly self-service access to information while also ensuring proper data governance. The report focuses on data catalogs, which are proliferating because they ease access to data and promote business agility.

But it's important to adopt an enterprise-grade catalog that spans all data and related assets as well as hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. The report also explains that catalogs should also include or tightly integrate with business glossaries, data-lineage tracking, data stewardship workflows and data governance and compliance capabilities