Building a Business Case for a Data Catalog


Learn how to map the costs and efforts of setting up a data catalog to tangible business outcomes.

Discover key frameworks and mechanisms to map your business activities and challenges to the benefits offered by a data catalog.


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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A step-by-step approach to identify, quantify and map the business value of a data catalog

Step 1

Create an inventory of organizational priorities and challenges

Step 2

Map business value to data-related outcomes and improvements

Step 3

Survey internal data team to understand critical challenges

Step 4

How to structure a central DataOps function and its two key personas

Meet the data catalog built for the future

Atlan is more than just a data catalog, it is an integrated data workspace for modern teams.


Step-by-step example case of a mid-sized company implementing a data catalog

Discover how to critically evaluate the costs and composition of your data team, identify and estimate key value levers (revenue gained, costs saved and time reduced) and prepare a quantifiable business valueuptake to take to your leadership.

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