Dataedo Desktop is a Windows application that is the original Dataedo user interface. It is meant for people building a catalog and creating a documentation. Some of the functionalities are only available in desktop (adding sources, defining custom fields, etc.), other make it much more convenient for people producing content (more convenient editors, suggestions, bulk updates, etc.).
Dataedo Web Catalog
Dataedo Web Catalog is a newer product and is built for people working with data to discover and learn about data in the organization. It is convenient for day-to-day use with ad hoc updates. Big differentiator of the web is a data community module that allows users to discuss, interact, ask questions, and share their knowledge.
|Purpose||Building a catalog, creating and maintaining a documentation||Browsing catalog and documentation|
|Users||Data stewards, architects||Data analysts, business users, everyone working with data|
|Data Dictionary||Viewing and editing descriptions||Viewing and editing descriptions|
|Subject Areas||Defining and viewing||Viewing|
|Diagrams||Creating and viewing manual diagrams||Dynamic diagrams, viewing manual diagrams|
|Business Glossary||Creating, editing and viewing||Viewing, dynamic diagrams|
|Schema Change Tracking||Browsing and comments||Browsing soon|
|Classifications||Discovery, classifications and manual curation||Browsing - field level and summary|
|Data Profiling||Performing profiling, viewing||Viewing|
|Editing||Descriptions, subject areas, business glossary, bulk update, suggestions||Descriptions|
|Adding and scanning sources||Yes||-|
|Defining custom fields||Yes||-|
|Authentication||Windows, Active Directory||Windows, Active Directory, Okta/SAML|