What is a metadata catalog?
A metadata catalog is nothing but a collection of all the data about your data. Metadata can range from the data source, origin and owner to other attributes of a data set that let you evaluate its usability for your use case.
A truly powerful metadata catalog will help you:
Create a central repository for all your data and metadata, including the structure, quality, definitions and usage of the data.
Access the metadata right alongside the data itself—no asking around!
Ensure data consistency and accuracy by updating itself
automagically, while allowing humans to remain in the loop.
Why do you need a metadata catalog?
With companies increasingly investing in setting up data lakes, big data initiatives and creating self-service data analytics ecosystems, the consumers of data have also increased. This has led to many versions of the truth—multiple data sets, versions and isolated human tribal knowledge.
That’s why it’s important to create one source of truth for data for your entire company. A metadata catalog is what you need to help your team discover, manage and understand all your data assets—in one place.
That’s why it’s important to create one source of truth for data for your entire company.
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Trusted by 200+ teams globallyAtlan is the next-generation metadata catalog that boosts data discovery and data access within your team. Ace an essential part of your master data management strategy with Atlan.
How can you ace your metadata catalog needs with Atlan?
Atlan is a modern data catalog that helps you create a single source of
truth for your team
and makes data cataloging an intrinsic part of your data processes, not an isolated activity.