The Ultimate Data Catalog Comparison Guide

As organizations continue to gather and consume vast amounts of data, managing it becomes increasingly difficult. Data catalogs help organizations manage their data assets, making it easier to find, understand, and use data.

This guide compares legacy, open source, and modern solutions in the context of data discovery, AI capabilities, governance, quality, security, and usability.

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The fastest way to get answers

Secoda provides superior search functionality for data-driven organizations to navigate their vast data infrastructures. With our AI powered search, you can upgrade everyone's ability to quickly find the answers they need, regardless of technical ability.

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The only data catalog with true AI powered search.

Anyone, regardless of technical ability, can ask questions about your data and receive a contextual response.

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Integrate your data catalog with existing workflows

Secoda lets you manage questions and search your data right from Slack where you’ll be notified of any changes that are relevant to you.

Create a single source of truth for your data

Secoda provides a centralized location for collecting and organizing data requests so data teams never have to answer the same question twice.

Automated column and table level lineage

Give your team insight into your data relationships with automated column and table level lineage functionality. Add any additional context to lineage using the Secoda API and notify others when lineage changes impact their work.

Trust your metadata repository completely

Certify and share commonly used data assets for internal access. Secoda identifies frequently used data and sensitive resources, empowering confident data usage within the company.

Automate data governance workflows in your data catalog

Automatically discover, categorize, tag, and regulate sensitive data across your resources. Securely collaborate with any team member using Secoda, free from concerns about data governance breaches.

A better way to manage data discovery

Easily search across all columns, tables, dashboards, events, and metrics. AI powered search lets you ask any question to your data and get a contextual answer, fast. Get answers to questions like “Can I drop customers_id without impacting other data?”

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Automated workflows for modern data teams

Integrate data discovery into your workflow without disrupting it with Automations. Perform bulk updates, tag PII data, manage tech debt, build custom integrations, identify the least used resources, and more. Eliminate manual error and have total trust in your knowledge repository.

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Never answer the same question twice

Instead of managing hundreds of data requests and jumping between Jira, Slack, and Google docs, Secoda helps teams create a data requests portal built into your workflows that's always updated and easy to use by anyone on your team.

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Prevent data outages before they happen

Secoda's automated lineage model shows you column and table level lineage across the entire data stack. Identify the impact to upstream or downstream assets and immediately notify stakeholders before changes are made. Secoda also brings quality tests into lineage to help your team work smarter and stay ahead of any data issues.

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