Azure Data Catalog
Azure Data Catalog is an enterprise-wide metadata catalog enabling self-service data asset discovery. It’s a fully managed service in Azure. The Data Catalog stores, describes, indexes and provides information on how to access any registered data asset and makes data source discovery trivial. It facilitates collaboration and is designed to help close the gap between those who seek information and those who create it.
In contrast to the traditional metadata management solutions that are typically targeted at IT, Azure Data Catalog focuses on bridging the gap between IT and the business. It allows for crowdsourced annotations that will help empower the users with the knowledge of the data to enrich the system during use by enabling them to capture their knowledge of each data asset as they are discovered. This while IT can still maintain control and oversight as the system evolves and can lock down visibility to selected assets as the need occurs.
Get more value from your data: In the new world of data, you can spend more time looking for data than you do analyzing it. Azure Data Catalog is an enterprise-wide metadata catalog that makes data asset discovery straightforward. It’s a fully-managed service that lets you—from analyst to data scientist to data developer—register, enrich, discover, understand, and consume data sources.
Tribal knowledge unlocked: Increase broad adoption and continuous value creation across your data ecosystem. Data Catalog helps you get tips, tricks, and unwritten rules into an experience where everyone can get value. With Data Catalog, everyone can contribute. When you discover a data source, you can understand its usage and intent, provide your informed insights into the catalog, and enable a virtuous cycle of use.
Your data, your way: Work with data in the tool of your choice. Data Catalog lets you find the data you need and use it in the tools you choose. Your data stays where you want it, and Data Catalog helps you discover and work with it where you want, with an intuitive user experience.
Hidden value unleashed: Democratize data asset discovery. Data Catalog shines light on the dark data within your organization, so that you can spend less time looking for data and more time using it.