The last in the series about Data Discovery tools discusses the current product offerings.Links to previous posts in the series.
(Visual) Data Discovery ( Beauty or a Beast ? )
Data Discovery – Part 2 – Use Cases
Lets look at the features that are most useful for a data discovery platform and then identify the products that offer some or most of the features.Below are the features that are required for a data discovery tools based on my broad research on the different data discovery products available today.
The Future of Big Data
With some guidance, you can craft a data platform that is right for your organization’s needs and gets the most return from your data capital.
Apart from the most sought out features there are other considerations before a decision to proceed with these products, like Enterprise class security, Ability to integrate with 3rd party application, Active Directory integration and Big Data integration.
Disclaimer: The below feature representation is not a comprehensive view of all the product capabilities, but gives an overview of the highlighted product features from the respective product websites.
Unlike the mature BI offerings, most of the data discovery platforms are relatively new and have yet to fill all the feature gaps that might make them formidable platform in the future. There are also overlaps between their BI offering and Data discovery platform features. The use cases for these products are very different and organizations would be wise to look at the use cases and the business value they might provide before making a purchase decision.