Today we are proud to present to you our long-awaited Dataedo Web Catalog, a web portal that might be the place where all people in your organization can go to find, learn about, discuss and contribute their findings about data. This is a self-hosted web application that is an additional layer to our metadata management solution - Dataedo.
Modern Lightweight Data Catalog
Dataedo Web Catalog is a powerful data catalog that is within reach of even small organizations allowing them to start their data governance and democratization efforts at a very low cost of entry - it is a lightweight approach - easy to install, minimum resource requirements, does not require trained professionals, affordable and easy to use.
Data Dictionary/Data Catalog
At the core of Dataedo lies Data Dictionary, with a list of tables, columns, keys, and relationships extracted from your data sources and descriptions prepared by the data steward community. This will be also a core of Dataedo Web Catalog.
Interactive database diagrams
With interactive database diagrams (ERD) built automatically everyone can get a better overview of related entities from any point in the catalog.
Business Glossary with diagrams
A business glossary helps you build a common language with a list of key concepts and metrics with their definition, relationships and mapping to the physical data assets. You can get a glimpse of this language with interactive diagrams.
Now, you can find relevant assets (tables, columns, terms, modules, ...) from the catalog quickly with a quick search:
With advanced faceted search you can refine your search results to find very specific assets.
When you shared documentation in PDF or HTML you had to take care of protecting access to it with additional means. Web Catalog comes in with built-in authentication. Each user requires an individual login and password.
This is the first release of the web that will simplify access to the catalog. Over the next two years, we are planning several significant developments. Here are some important upcoming capabilities.
Editing descriptions (Q1 2021)
The next release of Web Catalog will allow you to edit descriptions and custom fields. This will make it easier and more convenient for your steward and expert community to document the data from any device without the need for Windows or installation of desktop.
Data Community (Q1 2021)
This one is huge. So far, Dataedo worked as a radio/TV, where minority broadcasted content to the majority. Now we are entering into the era of the Internet for metadata management where everyone has a voice and can contribute to the knowledge collected in the catalog.
In future versions, you will be able to define access for users to specific databases.
Data Lineage will allow everyone in your organization to grasp how data flows through the ecosystem. This data lineage will be defined manually on the object level.
Reference data, list of values, lookups, dictionaries, data domains. This concept has many names but is simple - you will be able to define a list of valid values (a domain) for a column (or business term). Think of countries, stores, markets, whatever appears in dropdowns in your applications or those labels on the reports. It's not always obvious what the approved values are - "USA" or "United States". Or what they mean - what is "A" and "D" in the status column.
With Dataedo Reference Data Management managing those lists will be easier, where data stewards will be able to build, maintain and publish lookups.
Get it now
To get Dataedo Web Catalog you need the following:
- Enterprise license for every data steward that will need to edit,
- At least 10 Enterprise viewers, one for every user that will browse, search and, in the future, comment & rate assets in the catalog.
To host it you need:
- SQL Server - Microsoft database server. There is a free Express edition which is suitable to host even large catalogs.
- IIS server - free web server from Microsoft.
You need to purchase or upgrade to Enterprise at least one license and purchase 10 Enterprise viewer licenses. We upgrade your licenses on a pro-rated basis. To learn more contact our sales.
If you have Enterprise and at least 10 Enterprise viewer licenses then all you need is to download. You can purchase missing licenses at any time in your subscription. Contact our sales to learn more.
If you'd like to give Dataedo Web Catalog a try, regardless if you are new to Dataedo, you have a valid trial, your trial ended, or you are our customer, contact us and we will provide you access to live demo or with the installer.
See it in action
Watch our launch webinar:
And as always, if you have any questions, just let us know.