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data.world Named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022 By Emily Pick

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We are proud to announce data.world was named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022. The report states “data.world is a strong fit for organizations that need to translate data product requirements to production-ready capabilities quickly and easily.”

According to the report, enterprise data catalogs are needed to understand and activate data in a DataOps environment. It identified the following capabilities you should look for when evaluating solutions:

Addresses the diversity, granularity, and dynamic nature of data and metadata
Generates deep transparency of the nature and path of data flow and delivery
Delivers a UI/UX that reinforces modern DataOps and engineering best practices

Based on these points, Forrester Research evaluated the 14 most significant enterprise data catalog vendors against 13 criteria, scoring them on a scale of one to five. data.world received the highest possible score for six of these.

Here’s a look at where we stand out.

DataOps and engineering

“Data.world gives a deeper view of data for DataOps than most data catalogs.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022

Communication, integration, and automation of workflows are critical to the success of your DataOps strategy, and data.world delivers on all three. Our solution enables greater productivity of data engineering teams by:

Minimizing ad hoc data requests by simplifying data discovery with a central repository designed for self service by even the least technical end user
Restoring trust in your data with full visibility into all your pipelines and data assets, regardless of whether it lives on-prem or in the cloud
Eliminating tedious, manual tasks through configurable workflow automations and metadata activation

Connectivity, interoperability, and portability

“Integration with cloud, data fabric, analytics, and DevOps environments is also above par with data.world.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022

Vendor lock-in is a thing of the past with data.world. Our solution can absorb any new information about your data and analytics ecosystem without costly re-engineering. That’s because data.world is built on a knowledge graph with a flexible metadata model and open APIs. We make it easier to:

Add new information or process new data, update entities or metadata, and add or remove relationships between content
Represent unique systems, relationships, or properties
Catalog new data sources for which an integration has not formally been built

Bonus: Our open APIs enable you to use your metadata to power downstream data applications.

Product vision

“Its product vision and planned enhancements stand out and evolve through relationships with digital natives and data startups, keeping one foot in innovation and the other in pragmatic requirements for the current offering.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022

Big things are happening data.world! We don’t want to spoil any upcoming announcements, but we can point to our most recent innovation, Eureka™, as a sign of things to come.

data.world with Eureka™ is a suite of knowledge-graph powered catalog capabilities that activate metadata and speed time to data-driven answers and insights. Its intelligent, scalable automations make it easy for data teams to develop, discover, understand, and use trusted data products.

Market approach

“Data.world successfully navigates the space between data engineers, stewards and analytic professionals.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022

We believe that your data catalog should benefit every member of your data team. That’s why we designed our platform with two lenses in mind: one for data producers, the other for data consumers.

In our white paper, 2021 Data Engineering Survey: Burned-Out Data Engineers Call for DataOps, we wrote extensively about the benefits of data.world for data producers. In addition to streamlining data integration and automation of workflows, our data catalog also helps DataOps teams address challenges like managing unreasonable requests, overcoming governance bureaucracy, and delivering against time-sensitive data requests.

Because we are built on a knowledge graph, data.world is inherently semantic. That means we use common business language to empower non-technical users to find the data they need, understand what data they’re looking at, and how it relates to all facets of your organization. The result is deeper adoption and a stronger data culture across the entirety of your business.

Planned enhancements

“With significant capabilities in place, planned enhancements focus on a better UI/UX over innovation to move code-based capabilities to no-code and low-code to democratize DataOps.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022

At data.world, we don’t skimp on product enhancements. We are fully managed, cloud-native SaaS built on a microservices architecture. Each component is built separately, so there’s no code sharing – all communication between autonomous components is through a lightweight API. This enables us to ship updates rapidly. In fact, our product and engineering teams shipped over 1,000 updates last year!

This continuous delivery model ensures your catalog is always up to date. You don’t have to wait months for an enhancement. It all happens automatically behind the scenes, like magic.

To stay up to date with our latest product enhancements, visit whatsnew.data.world.

Performance

“A robust knowledge graph delivers strong metadata capture, management, and data visibility.” – The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022

At the end of the day, nothing matters more than performance. So we’ll let our customers do the talking.

Our DataOps practices, built on data.world, provide a single-source-of-truth for all stakeholders to access, consume, and share insights.

Miguel Morgado

Services and Platform Product Owner, OneWeb

data.world is part of the glue that gets data to work for Vopak.

Roel Pot

Enterprise Data Architect, Vopak

Our technology stack is like a jigsaw puzzle and data.world is the piece that connects everything together. It’s very powerful and unique.

Vip Parmar

Global Head of Data Management, WPP

Download The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022

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