Metadata Management Software

Discover, manage, and share community curated metadata

Collect, preserve and share precious tribal knowledge in a single metadata repository with Data Dictionary & Data Catalog, Business Glossary, and ERDs.

Dataedo has been named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Metadata Management Solutions. Read our reviews here.

Automated metadata scanners to all your data sources

We provide automated metadata scanners to all popular data sources:

Key features

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Data Dictionary

With a few clicks, build a catalog of your data and describe each table and column.

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ER Diagrams

Discover and document relationships between data entities and visualize them with diagrams.

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Business Glossary

Build and share a universal glossary of business terms, policies and rules.

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Sensitive Data Discovery

Discover, tag, and document all sensitive fields in your databases.

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Subject Areas

Organize complex databases and data environments with subject areas into smaller folders representing a topic, subject area, project etc.

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Schema Change Tracking

Track, analyze and comment schema changes in your databases.

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Database Scripts

Catalog & Document views, stored procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions.

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Comments, Aliases & Custom Fields

Decrypt table and column names with business friendly aliases, provide meaning and purpose of data assets with descriptions and user-defined custom fields.

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Powerful Metadata Search

Effortlessly search your data and business terms with simple & advanced faceted search. Refine your search results to find very specific assets.

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Facilitate discoverability and search of your metadata

Share complete documentation of your database ecosystem, including data dictionary, diagrams, code, dependencies and more. Dataedo allows you to share documentation in 4 different ways.

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Interactive web data portal

Set up a self-hosted web portal and create place where all people in your organization can go to find, learn about, discuss and contribute their findings about data.

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Interactive HTML exports

Easily export your documentation into lightweight and easily shareable interactive HTML documents. Self-host them on your drive or any web server.

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PDF & Excel Exports
Export metadata to PDF & Excel

Additionally, you can quickly export your documentation to PDF and Excel files.

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Community curated metadata

Dataedo Data Catalog is equipped with Data Community module, which allows everyone to share their observations about data assets and to accumulate valuable knowledge in one place...

  • Post questions and get answers from the community

  • Create warnings for troubling data assets

  • Rate data assets & identify areas that need improvements

  • Create to-dos to keep your documentation up to date

  • Post comments & organize discussions in threads

  • Edit documentation straight from the web interface

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Quick installation and steep learning curve

We provide a lightweight (but powerful) solution with low entry level and dedicated onboarding manager, so you can launch an MVP of your metadata management solution within a day.

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Quick set-up

Installation of Dataedo won’t take you more than 1 hour. It does not require additional specialists, or resources – just a place to host it.

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Built for sharing

We believe in sharing knowledge about data. That’s why we designed our product so that you can easily share your repository & exported documentation with your team.

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Dedicated onboarding manager

You will get a dedicated onboarding manager, who will answer all your questions, provide initial training and ongoing support.

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Secure on premises solution

Dataedo Meatadata Repository is hosted on premises, so it is as secure as you make it. We do not have access to your data.

Benefits of Metadata Management

  • Gather and share tribal knowledge about data

    Preserve it within your organization. Don’t lose valuable knowledge with employees leaving your company...

  • Democratize access to data

    Free the data from gatekeepers​ for all those who could turn it into value and enable self-service analytics.

  • Understand & find data easily

    Dataedo Data Catalog provides you with a reference for your data so that everyone knows what data you have & where it can be found.

  • Facilitate self-service reporting and analytics

    Allow data analysts, data scientists, and business users to focus on getting insights from data instead of searching for it.

  • Improve data quality & trust your data

    Your community will be able to provide feedback to your data & help you identify areas for improvement.

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Use cases

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Data Warehousing

Provide useful documentation of your data warehouse and facilitate better use of it throughout the organization.

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BI & Analytics

Remove friction of reporting and analytics and allow business users to be self-reliant with convenient documentation of data.

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Data Governance

Catalog, assign ownership and help find and understand data assets in your organization.

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Data Protection

Build a catalog of sensitive data you process in your organization.

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FAQ

What is metadata management software?

Metadata management software helps to manage metadata that describes data assets within an organization. It allows adding a technical & business context to raw data and describing data relationships. This makes enterprise data easy to discover and understand by business users. Metadata management is an important part of all data management, data governance and data quality efforts.

How can I manage metadata?

To start managing your metadata you need a proper software like Dataedo. It provides a single metadata repository, where all the metadata is stored, allows users to document key data elements through a convenient interface and then share created documentation in interactive, easily searchable HTML format or as a self-hosted web data catalog.

Why is metadata management important?

Metadata management is important because metadata helps to find, understand, and aggregate enterprise data. Without proper metadata management people working with data will have hard time identifying data assets needed for analyses, understanding what enterprise data is stored in different columns and tables, and finally getting business value from it to make better decisions. It is also an essential part of digital transformation, data governance strategies, and of ensuring regulatory compliance with regulatory requirements such as GDPR or CCPA.

What is a metadata repository?

Metadata repository is a database that stores all the metadata collected & managed by Dataedo (metadata management & enterprise data catalog software), from sources such as databases, data warehouses, data lakes, and analytics platforms. It can have one of two forms - self-hosted SQL Server / Azure SQL Database or a local file.

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