Today, OneTrust launched Data Catalog, a new solution enabling chief data officers, data stewards, and data analysts, and other key stakeholders to quickly search and understand the data that matters to them. Data Catalog is a foundational component of the OneTrust DataGovernance platform and enables users with a clear view of high-quality data that helps drive the intelligent use of data in decision making and streamlines data-driven business practices.
Register for the webinar: Introducing OneTrust Data Catalog: Find & Understand Data that Matters on March 30 at 11:00 am EDT/4:00 pm BST
What is a data catalog?
A data catalog acts as a centralized inventory for data held within an organization. Catalogs help easily identify, categorize, and find the data that data scientists, data engineers, and business users need to optimize their processes.
OneTrust Data Catalog allows organizations to create a centralized view into all of their data assets by leveraging automated metadata discovery to gain full visibility into the data, how it’s classified, and where it’s stored. Through the use of data dictionary and business glossary functionality, users can add context to their data, helping to create easily searchable and widely understandable data inventory.
What are the benefits of a data catalog?
Building a trusted inventory of data that is accessible to anyone with the appropriate controls is one of the key benefits to having a centralized data inventory. Whether marketing team members need customer data to tailor outreach efforts or customer service department needs data to improve call routing and response times, each business unit within an organization requires access to some sets of data that can be used to optimize their processes.
With a growing number of stakeholders requiring secure access to an increasing volume of data, data stewards need a centralized catalog to maintain control over their respective datasets as well as a reliable knowledge base of regulatory research and compliance requirements. Powered by OneTrust DataGuidance Regulatory Research platform, data stewards are empowered to implement applicable governance policies that reinforce the regulatory guidelines outlined for specific data types, industries, and global jurisdictions.
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A trusted data source also empowers data-driven decision-making and increases business efficiencies by eliminating the effects of siloed and distributed data assets. OneTrust Data Catalog’s self-service access to data can be deployed across the organization to allow users to easily search and find the data they need – boosting operational activity and mining additional value from the data.
Why do I need a data catalog?
Manually finding, preparing, and categorizing data for modeling or analytics is a time-consuming task. OneTrust Data Catalog provides an accelerated time to business value by decreasing the time spent searching and interpreting data, effectively increasing the time that analysts can spend embedding analytics and data insights into critical business functions.
Core features build easily accessible, trusted data sources that help you understand and use your data better. These include:
Data Catalog seamlessly integrates with OneTrust’s privacy, security, and data governance solutions to reduce siloed efforts, drive better collaboration, and transform compliance and governance initiatives to unleash hidden value to the business.