Enterprise metadata management is the cornerstone for all data capabilities, such as data catalog, lineage, governance, stewardship, preparation, and provisioning, which organizations require. Enterprise metadata management is the process of managing structured and unstructured metadata, which gives additional information and context to other information and data assets of an organization. However, for the organization to truly use its metadata as an asset that enables users to find, understand, and trust their data, there must be an integrated view of this information. This integrated metadata system becomes the system of record for enterprise data. Therefore, metadata management tools empower enterprises to gain deep insights into operations, customer behaviors, and marketing campaign effectiveness.
Based on their performance in predefined criteria, the vendors are placed under 4 categories: visionary leaders, innovators, emerging companies, and dynamic differentiators. The following top 25 vendors of enterprise metadata management market have been evaluated: Informatica, IBM, Collibra, Cambridge Semantics, Informatin Builders, erwin Inc., Oracle, SAP, Alation, Adaptive, AWS, ASG Technologies, CentricMinds, Data Advantage Group, Datum LLC, Global IDs, IDERA, Infogix, Smartlogic, Mulesoft, Orchestra Networks, Talend, TopQuadrant, Trillium Software, and Varonis Systems.
Vendors receive high scores for most of the evaluation criteria. They have strong and established product portfolios and a very strong market presence. They provide mature and reputable metadata management tools and services. They also have strong business strategies. Visionary leaders in the enterprise metadata management market are IBM, Oracle, Informatica, Collibra, ASG Technologies, Talend, AWS, Alation, Smartlogic, and Datum LLC.
Innovators in the competitive leadership mapping chart are vendors that have demonstrated substantial product innovations as compared with their competitors. They have very focused product portfolios. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business. Vendors who fall under this category are Adaptive, CentricMinds, Data Advantage Group, TopQuadrant, Mulesoft, IDERA, and erwin Inc.
Dynamic differentiators are established vendors with very strong business strategies. However, they are low in product portfolios. They focus on a specific type of technology related to the product. Vendors who fall under this category are SAP, Information Builders, Global IDs, and Orchestra Networks.
Emerging companies are with niche product offerings and are starting to gain their position in the market. They do not have very strong business strategies as compared with the other established vendors. They might be new entrants in the market and require some time before gaining a significant traction. Emerging companies in the enterprise metadata management market are Cambrdige Semantics, Trillium Software, Varonis Systems, and Infogix.
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IBM’s portfolio is a combination of advanced technologies derived from its undertaken initiatives for innovations and developments. The company is focusing on delivering solutions for the changing governance, integration, and regulatory compliance. The company is leveraging its wide employee expertise to develop disruptive technologies for facilitating users in creating opportunities to improve their business performance and helping clients create and maintain their competitive edge in the market.BUYERVENDOREXPERTS3.6MNM ANALYSTS
The integration of Informatica Metadata Management tool also provides self-service data preparation and collaborative data governance for Hadoop-based data lakes. The integration of solution further facilitates data quality management that includes unified role-based tools that facilitate the participation of business in the data quality process and deliver comprehensive support for applying data quality rules to products, assets, and customer data.BUYERVENDOREXPERTS3.6MNM ANALYSTS
It identifies the affected components, determines the impact that change can affect to upstream and downstream business applications, thereby reducing risk and increasing trust in the enterprise data. The company’s OEMM platform address the increasing demand for the lifecycle change management, data standardization and compliance, and data governance requirements of various applications in the communications, health sciences, public sector, retail, utilities, and financial services industry verticals.BUYERVENDOREXPERTS3.4MNM ANALYSTS
The platform comprises Business Glossary, catalog, data dictionary, data helpdesk, policy manager, reference data, and stewardship. The Collibra Business Glossary makes the information easily accessible for faster adoption. Collibra Catalog allows users to tag and continuously enriche the data, reduces data silos, and enhances the value of the datasets.BUYERVENDOREXPERTS3.4MNM ANALYSTS
The solution incurs intrinsic features, such as design and productivity tools, which provide a complete and actionable map of data flows and stores, a high-level design of data mappings to data profiling tools, data quality and governance tools which explore metadata and discovery through search and model visualization, and management and monitoring tools, which provide a centralized metadata repository.BUYERVENDOREXPERTS3.0MNM ANALYSTS
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ASG Technologies specializes in providing workspaces, operations management, enterprise data intelligence, data protection, content solutions, applications management, and performance management solutions to its customer base. The Data Intelligence metadata repository provided by the company maximizes the business value of data and helps organizations realize the value of their data and information assets.BUYERVENDOREXPERTS3.0MNM ANALYSTS
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Prominent products offered by the company include ERP and digital core software platforms, cloud and data platforms, procurement and networks, analytics, and customer engagement tools. Additionally, different services offered by the company, including SAP Data Services, help access data on-premises and in the cloud. SAP Data Services can be integrated with SAP Information Steward to assist enterprises in tracking data records for enhanced information governance.BUYERVENDOREXPERTS2.9MNM ANALYSTS
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The CentricMinds platform provided by the company is deployed in multi-site management mode by the enterprises to achieve the data and content management needs of multiple websites. The company’s internet management platform provides a unique web content authoring environment, eCommerce management, supporting personalization, and a variety of integrations.BUYERVENDOREXPERTS2.7MNM ANALYSTS
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The ActiveLinx Adaptor model connects to a wide variety of metadata and technology sources, and automatically loads all kinds of structured or unstructured metadata. The width and breadth of product offerings as provided by the company help it in attracting more customers as compared with its competitors. Data management and data governance solutions further facilitate a higher adoption of MetaCenter platform, thereby attracting more number of customers and enhancing its market reach.BUYERVENDOREXPERTS2.5MNM ANALYSTS
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Cambridge Semantics offers metadata management tools and services to enterprises, and automates operational data activities, such as data services and data integration projects, directly from metadata. Anzo represents metadata and defines terms familiar to business users, developers, and metadata experts.BUYERVENDOREXPERTS2.5MNM ANALYSTS
The enterprise metadata management tool offered by the company includes TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net and TopBraid Live products. The company offers a different set of services in the metadata management market including technical support and maintenance renewals and services, such as discovery services, solution implementation services, ontology development services, and comprehensive training programs.BUYERVENDOREXPERTS2.4MNM ANALYSTS
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Adaptive is focused on delivering innovative solutions for enterprises, and delivers the most comprehensive data governance and metadata management platform. Adaptive Metadata Manager is the solution that the company offers in the enterprise metadata management market. It is a widely used tool with numerous capabilities required to govern and improve virtually data-driven business capabilities.BUYERVENDOREXPERTS2.1MNM ANALYSTS
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