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Executive Briefing: Data catalogsConcepts, capabilities, and key platforms

Executive Briefing: Data catalogsConcepts, capabilities, and key platforms

Andrew Brust provides a primer on data catalogs and a review of the major vendors and platforms in the market. He examines the use of data catalogs with classic and newer data repositories, including data warehouses, data lakes, cloud object storage, and even software and applications. You'll learn about AI's role in the data catalog world and get an analysis of data catalog futures.

Talk Title Executive Briefing: Data catalogsConcepts, capabilities, and key platforms
Speakers Andrew Brust (Blue Badge Insights
Conference Strata Data Conference
Conf Tag Make Data Work
Location New York, New York
Date September 24-26, 2019
URL Talk Page
Slides Talk Slides

Data catalogs are not new; in fact they’ve been around for decades. But in the age of data lakes, self-service analytics, and data protection regulation, they’ve taken on new capabilities and renewed importance. There are a number of products in the market now, and they differ greatly, with a number of subcategories in the space. Some data catalogs focus on data discoverability, others on governance and security. Some are oriented toward relational databases and data warehouses, while others are tied to more modern data sources. Many of the products use AI and machine learning to help automate the catalog build out, but almost all of them do so differently. And, while there are several startups in the field, public cloud providers have entries here, as do incumbent software megavendors. Andrew Brust guides you through the importance of data catalogs, covers the range of data catalog capabilities, and explores the key players and their platforms. Andrew also provides an analysis of where the space is headed and what it will need to provide to address customer needs and pain points. You’ll get up to speed on the subject quickly, and no prior data catalog knowledge is required.

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