The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalog for DataOps, Q2 2022 report has just dropped!
The Forrester Wave report on enterprise data catalogs for dataOps is a guide for data leaders and practitioners to help consider and evaluate data catalogs for their businesses.
The Forrester Wave™ assessment evaluated the 14 most prominent enterprise data catalogs including Alation, Collibra, data.world, Informatica, and Talend on 26 evaluation criteria.
Atlan received the highest score possible in 17 out of 26 criteria.
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Forrester Wave: Evaluation overview
Each of the 14 enterprise data catalog providers under evaluation were ranked, positioned, and scored based on:
- Current offering
- Market presence
The Y-axis represents the strength — weaker to stronger — of the current product offering of each solution provider. The evaluation parameters include criteria such as cataloging; data intelligence; data governance, DataOps and engineering, connectivity, interoperability & portability, and data as a service.
The X-axis represents the strength of their strategies. This includes product vision, market approach, performance, planned enhancements, innovation roadmap, and partner ecosystem.
The size of the circle represents market presence. This includes revenue, number of customers, and average deal size. A gray bubble or open dot represents a non-participating solution provider.
Forrester Wave Enterprise Data Catalogs: Key evaluation criteria
Forrester assigns 50% of the ranking weightage to important product capabilities that are a must-have in an enterprise data cataloging solution. These capabilities include:
- Data and metadata management
- Types of data products supported — sources, tables, pipelines, policies, data models, etc
- Data discovery, profiling, and data lineage — impact and root cause analysis, and anomaly detection
- Monitoring, alerts, and compliance
- User experience — personalization and collaboration
- Ease of development and deployment
- Advanced support — testing, anomaly detection, and machine learning support
- Risk management — enabling data protection, privacy, regulatory policies
- DevOps — customizability, and extensibility via APIs
- Cloud and data fabric connectors
- Integrations with BI, analytics, and data science tools
- Data orchestration
- Data quality and data lifecycle management
Forrester assigns another 50% of the ranking weightage to evaluate the enterprise data catalog product strategy. This includes:
- Product vision — vision alignment with the current and future needs of customers
- Market approach — proven go-to-market strategy with support for new verticals and geographies
- Performance — vital business metrics like revenue growth and profitability
- Planned enhancements — to support changing customer needs
- Innovation roadmap — proven commitment to future innovation
Unlike the “current offering” and “strategy”, Forrester does not assign any ranking weightage to evaluate marketing presence. The key evaluation criteria include:
- Revenue growth
- Number of active customers
- Average deal size
This report serves as a guide for data leaders and practitioners to consider, evaluate and choose the right data catalog for their DataOps environment.
Atlan, a Leader among Enterprise Data Catalogs
Atlan is recognized as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022 report.
Atlan received the highest score possible in 17 criteria, including Product Vision, Market Approach, Innovation Roadmap, Performance, and Connectivity, Interoperability, and Portability.
According to the Forrester report, “Atlan is the tool of choice for DataOps and data product deployment.” Forrester also goes on to state that Atlan’s, “Extensive integration makes data sharing easy, flexible, and scalable within hybrid distributed ecosystems for analytics and operational use cases.”
If you are evaluating an enterprise data catalog for your organization, do take Atlan for a spin. Atlan is a third-generation data catalog and metadata management tool built on the premise of embedded collaboration that is key in today’s modern workplace, borrowing principles from GitHub, Figma, Slack, Notion, Superhuman, and other modern tools that are commonplace today.