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.
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.
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.
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.