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Collibra vs Atlan: Why 75% of data teams chose Atlan after evaluating both platforms

Six top reasons why data teams choose Atlan over legacy tools in head-to-head trials

  1. Automation first product actions for faster time-to-value
  2. Robust and automated column-level lineage for end-to-end visibility of data estate
  3. Adoption-centric design for viral use and business engagement in the enterprise
  4. Configurable to meet diverse needs (personas, tech stack, use cases etc.) of data teams
  5. Extensible and open platform for driving advanced programmatic metadata use cases
  6. Partner not vendor approach to make customers successful in their critical business initiatives
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Collibra vs Atlan:
Which Drives Better Business Outcomes?

Here's a quick overview of how Collibra and Atlan compare in terms of driving business value

Enabling self-service analytics across your orgNot the easiest to use, and no easy way to collaborate with data expertsNon-technical users typically start self-serving their data requests within a month of deployment
Encouraging adoption across your orgNon-intuitive UI/UX and poor product experience, leading to poor adoptionIntuitive collaboration-focused UI/UX, any type of user can hit the ground running
Ease of setting upSetup requires 4 months or more, need implementation support expertsDIY setup, typically in weeks
Time to experience actual valueLong time to value, often taking a year or more, after a cumbersome multi-month deployment cycle. The major roadblock to realizing value is the lack of adoptionFirst metadata-driven value is in a matter of weeks not months. Easy adoption by diverse stakeholders makes value inevitable
Keeping pace with how you grow as a businessMay not handle change well. Legacy platform, a closed solution, incapable of supporting modern paradigms like data mesh, data fabric and data-as-a-product.Is open to change in your stack and growth. Open-by-design, cloud-first, Kubernetes-based platform with natively built-in microservices. Supports modern frameworks like data mesh, data fabric, data-as-a-product
Bringing visibility into your entire data estateFocused on the breadth of integrations vs depth of integrations. Better for on-prem integrations, but not good for cloud-native modern toolsDeep integrations with cloud-native modern tools. Cloud-first, cloud-native platform as core DNA. Connects to major on-prem providers and others in roadmap
The overall cost of deployment and maintenanceProhibitive costs due to high people cost and implementation costs.

Relies on manual stewardship to enrich assets, needing a large team. For a large organization, this cost can easily come out to 6x of the cost of the tooling itself.

Also requires an SI expert familiar with the platform to set it up successfully. This cost alone can run north of $1M for large organizations.
Setup and maintenance costs are low, as it embraces an automation first and cloud first modern approach in tool setup and maintenance

Collibra vs Atlan:
Which solution is the most future ready?

Collibra and Atlan are two generationally different products. Collibra is a traditional data governance tool. Atlan is an active metadata platform.

Here are some key differences in how the platforms are being built:

Forward looking architectureStatic closed platform that operates in silosOpen, scalable, tech-debt-free platform, suited for modern paradigms like data fabric and data mesh
Active governanceManual stewardship governance modelProgrammatic governance through metadata activation
AI/ML capabilitiesVery limited AI/ML product capabilitiesAtlan AI powering use cases like auto documentation at scale, auto generate SQL using natural language, natural language lineage summaries, AI-copilot etc.

Why Yape chose Atlan over Collibra

Yape is a fast-growing payment app from Financial Services holding company Credicorp, offering a P2P digital wallet to more than 13 million users across Peru.

Collibra vs Atlan:
The long and short of it

Collibra is a traditional data governance tool, while Atlan is a pioneering active metadata platform. Atlan is not just rated over Collibra in terms of product functionality, but also in product vision, innovation roadmap, and market approach. The company focuses on constant innovation and partnering with customers to generate value.


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