The Unstoppable Rise Of The Data Catalog


A recent report published by McKinsey Global Institute states that when data is made easily accessible to the person closest to the business challenge, data-driven organizations are:

  • 23 times more likely to acquire customers
  • 6 times as likely to retain those customers
  • 19 times as likely to be profitable


To enable an organization to become more data literate, users must be able to find and use the data that is of interest to them, and this starts with a comprehensive search engine. Opening up the corporate data crown jewels to a broader range of users should not mean sacrificing data security. Governance policies that determine which users can access which data sets along with the attribute they can see in search results should be at the center of search capabilities and the underlying results.

Discovering the data is one thing; trusting it is something else. Data can only be meaningful in informing business decisions if the data is deemed trustworthy. To achieve this, the entire organization needs to get involved. Users corporate-wide should participate in the creation and dissemination of knowledge through collaboration and the discovery and promotion of tribal knowledge across the organization.

We teamed up with 451 research to investigate where data catalogs are headed.┬áIn this insightful report entitled “The Unstoppable Rise of the Data Catalog”, 451 Research surveyed hundreds of companies about their current use or future intent to use a Data Catalog and the underlying use cases in building data literacy across the enterprise. Several trends were uncovered. Check out our infographic on the subject.



Download the full report now and see how other companies are employing a data catalog in their enterprise to help business users gain faster answers from corporate data.

Learn more about Unifi’s Data Catalog and if it’s the right platform for your company.