What is a data catalog?

Metadata is data about data. Think of names, creation dates, and any other contextual information that describes the data in your data lake or data warehouse. All this metadata adds meaningful information to your datasets. This improves the data’s usability and makes data a real asset for your organization. A catalog of all the metadata makes search and retrieval of any data possible.

A data catalog tool is vital for metadata management, governance, and data discovery. If you need to take control of your data, build a trusted data culture the collaborative way, implement a data governance strategy to lock down workflows for privacy regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA, then you need a data catalog. Explore Talend Data Catalog. It’s a secure, single point of control for your organization’s data and metadata with connectors to extract metadata from virtually any source.

Learn more: https://www.talend.com/products/data-catalog/
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