erwin Data Catalog

erwin Data Catalog

erwin Data Catalog by Quest is metadata management software that helps organizations learn what data they have and where it’s located, including data at rest and in motion. It tells you the data and metadata available for a certain topic so those particular sources and assets can be found quickly for analysis and decision-making. erwin Data Catalog automates the processes involved in harvesting, integrating, activating and governing enterprise data according to business requirements. This automation results in greater accuracy and faster time to value for data governance and digital transformation efforts, including data warehouse, data lake, data vault and other Big Data deployments, cloud migrations, etc.

Why Trust erwin With Your Enterprise Data Catalog?

Metadata management is key to sustainable data governance and any other organizational effort for which data is key to the outcome. These days, that’s pretty much everything, right? So don’t rely on traditional metadata repositories when you can curate enterprise data assets in a modern data catalog.

erwin knows data. After all, erwin invented data modeling more than three decades ago and have been working with the world’s largest brands to build their data capabilities ever since. Today erwin is the only software provider to own every critical piece of the data management and governance lifecycle, so enterprises can understand and trust their data for faster speed to insights.

erwin Data Catalog: The First Step to Data Intelligence

erwin Data Catalog and erwin Data Literacy comprise the heart of the erwin EDGE. Used in tandem, these solutions provide all the features and benefits of erwin Data Catalog plus the business glossary management and data discovery tools of erwin Data Literacy. When enterprise data assets are available to both IT and business users, they can perform the necessary analysis to derive insights that lead to smart decisions. From ETL developer to data analyst to CEO, everyone needs data to do their jobs effectively.

erwin Data Catalog with the widest range of metadata connectors backed by deep metadata activation expertise gives you the widest and deepest view of your data landscape. And with additional integrations to erwin Evolve Suite, erwin’s data modeling and enterprise architecture and business processing modeling software, organizations will be able to see how data flows through and impacts all their business, technology and data architectures.

  • Enterprise Data Catalog
    Curate any metadata from anywhere with full versioning and change management, reducing expensive manual tasks and rework.
  • Data Catalog Dashboard
    An easily configurable dashboard provides high-level visibility of key data cataloging metrics with drill-down access to the details needed to act, manage and protect.
  • Metadata Harvesting
    Schedule ongoing metadata harvesting from the widest array of sources, including reference data and code sets.
  • Drag-and-Drop Data Mapping
    Use our drag-and-drop approach for easy source-to-target mappings to eliminate spreadsheets and the errors that come with them, reducing mapping time and costs by up to 80%.
  • Version Management and Change Control
    Archive and baseline all mapping documentation and view change-comparison reports with built-in versioning and change control.
  • Sensitive Data Classification
    Categorize sensitive data elements, complete with a sensitive-data dashboard, and drill down into this type of data across the enterprise.
  • Upstream and Downstream Data Lineage
    Generate end-to-end lineage, down to the column level, between repositories and view data flows from source systems to reporting layers, including intermediate transformation and business logic.
  • Impact Analysis
    Instantly identify the impact of changes to business terms or physical data before you make them.
  • Data Profiling and Quality Scoring
    Easily assess the contents and quality of registered data sets and associate these metrics with harvested metadata as part of ongoing data curation.
  • Reference Data Management
    Centrally map and manage reference data code sets to ensure accuracy and quality across enterprise datastores and applications.
  • Life Cycle Management
    Manage and socialize the gathering of functional requirements, mapping design, testing and release management of data movement and transformation projects.
  • Automation
    Speed up data movement and transformation projects, code generation and documentation. Generate ETL/ELT, Data Vault and code for other complex data integration components with plug-in SDKs to accelerate project delivery.
  • erwin Data Literacy Integration
    Integrate a business glossary and self-service portal so any stakeholder can access and view relevant data assets within a business context via role-based views.

Benefits of erwin Data Catalog

erwin Data Catalog automates enterprise metadata management, data mapping, data cataloging, code generation, data profiling and data lineage.

Centralized Data Governance Framework

Efficiently integrate and activate your data in a single, unified data catalog in line with data policies and procedures.

Metadata-Driven Aproach

Scan, catalog and sync metadata with data management and governance artifacts in real time to see the entire metadata landscape.

Increased Data Quality

Have confidence in data assets and the underlying metadata used to power the modern enterprise and its success.

Accurate Analytics and Analysis

With a living metadata management platform, you’ll have reliable data analytics and can make better determinations about changes and improvements.

Sound Decisions

Base day-to-day and/or larger strategic decisions on a complete inventory of accurate, real-time, high-quality information.

Accelerated Project Delivery

Reduce the amount of time, money and errors associated with traditional manual data preparation, data deployment and data governance.

Regulatory Compliance

Support IT audits and regulatory compliance by governing enterprise data infrastructure and processes.

Broad and Deep Visibility

Provide the visibility to understand, manage, protect and best leverage data across the organization.

erwin Data Catalog Components

The erwin Data Catalog efficiently integrates and activates data in a single, unified catalog in accordance with business requirements.

erwin Mapping Manager

Provides an integrated development environment for creating and maintaining source-to-target mapping and transformation specifications to centrally version control data movement, integration and transformation. Included metadata management ensures a sustainable metadata foundation for data preparation, management, governance and consumption. Data profiling aids in discovery and assessment activities.

erwin Reference Data Manager

Manages reference data of all types to provide visibility, control and consistency, reduce costs and ensure accurate and consistent use across enterprise systems.

erwin Lifecycle Manager

Enables visibility and control for migration, modernization and integration projects across the system development lifecycle to reduce development time and costs, while improving visibility and accuracy.

erwin Data Connectors

Leverage the expansive library of erwin-built data connectors to start using erwin Data Catalog quickly and at the same time automate your development lifecycle. Included erwin Standard Data Connectors automate metadata harvesting and ingestion from common data-at-rest sources into erwin Data Catalog. Optional erwin Smart Data Connectors additionally enable you to collect metadata from data in motion, and to reverse- and forward-engineer data pipeline development documentation and operations.

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