The Third-Generation Data
Catalog Primer

Learn how to bring modern metadata into your modern data stack.


Data catalogs are going through a paradigm shift.

This ebook breaks down where they came from, why they're changing, and where they're going.


Does your data lake increasingly look like a data swamp?

Adopting a modern data catalog is the first step to creating self-service analytics ecosystems to democratize your data lake, accelerate digital transformation and governance, and reduce time to insight by 60X.

However, before you go ahead and implement one of the many data catalog solutions in the market, you need to identify, evaluate and double-check which of them are best suited to your organization's data needs and complexities.


Create a comprehensive framework for catalog evaluation

Learn to create a customized evaluation criteria and get the most value from a POC (proof-of-concept) in our step-by-step guide.

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Here's what this primer covers

Chapter 1

A brief history of how metadata management has evolved since its creation in the 1990s

Chapter 2

Why current data catalogs are falling short, and the five trends behind third-gen catalogs

Chapter 3

What the third-generation data catalog looks like, and how it fits into our modern data stack

Meet the modern third-generation data catalog

Atlan is more than just a third-gen data catalog. It's an collaborative data workspace for modern teams.


Insights from 350+ data leaders

Learn how a third-generation data catalog is is the first step toward democratizing your data, making modern governance a reality, and reducing time to insight by 60x.

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