Portals to Enterprise Data Knowledge - 6 Data Catalog Products in Direct Comparison 

Webinar Recording

Data catalogs support finding and understanding data, in an extended sense data governance and even direct data access too. This sounds simple, but it is not. Initiatives for implementing and operating a data catalog are extensive. Data catalog tools provide valuable structure, automation and functionality to help successfully implement and evolve metadata projects. But why all the effort? The benefits of data catalogs lie primarily in bringing agility and flexibility to business departments and at the same time ensuring data consistency, understanding, transparency and security.

In our webinar, three market leaders – Alation, Collibra and Informatica – go head to head with three challengers – dataspot, Synabi and zeenea – to demonstrate their products live in a direct tool comparison.

Our webinar gives these vendors a platform to present their solutions in this thriving area. We will simulate a data catalog software selection process for a self-service use case. In the interactive webinar, we will cover the stage of narrowing down our list of vendors by conducting software demonstrations. For this:

  • BARC will briefly explain the scenario and introduce the data catalog products on the list.
  • The vendors will be asked to give a demonstration and answer questions from the audience in a Q&A session.
  • BARC will present best practices for software selection and gives insights into how to evaluate data catalogs (e.g., using a criteria catalog).
  • The audience will be asked to rate each tool using a rating system.


10:00 Welcome participants and speakers

10:05 Intro BARC

10:15 Informatica

10:40 Collibra

11:05 Alation

11:30 Closing


11:30 - 12:00 Break

12:00 - 13:00 Templates and advices for data catalog selection

13:00 - 13:30 Break


13:30 Welcome participants and speakers (Part 2) / Wrap-up Part 1

13:35 Synabi

14:00 dataspot.

14:25 Zeenea

14:50 BARC Outro

15:00 Closing


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