Datameer and Collibra

Are you looking at Collibra or ways to get more ROI from your Collibra investment?  See how Datameer combines a hybrid no-code/SQL-code data transformation tool, rich data cataloging, and team collaboration to get your entire team involved in data transformation.  Put data discovery, modeling, and transformation directly into your analytics workflow for faster, trusted analytics while integrating with data governance tools such as Collibra.

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What is Collibra?

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Collibra is a data catalog platform and tool that helps organizations better understand and manage their data assets.  Collibra helps create an inventory of data assets, capture information (metadata) about them, and govern these assets.  At its core, Collibra helps stakeholders understand what data assets exist, what they are made of, how they are being used, and if they are in regulatory compliance.

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How does Collibra work?

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Collibra has four major functional areas:

  • Data catalog – This module provides an inventory of data assets and allows users to find and discover the right assets to use for different purposes.  Users can search across several different facets of the data assets.
  • Data governance – The governance capabilities help create a common understanding of and sharing information about data assets.  This includes both technical metadata and user-added information.
  • Data lineage – Allows users to see how data assets are created and molded as they move from system to system.  Lineage helps data owners track what makes up a data asset for compliance and users to see where an asset comes from and how it is shaped.
  • Data privacy – The privacy module allows privacy and security teams to create, manage and run policies to ensure data privacy and compliance.  Policy workflows can be initiated and compliance data and reports are captured.
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How is Collibra typically used?

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Organizations typically use Collibra as a tool for IT, data owners, and officers in charge of data protection and compliance to inventory and track how data is used.  Their primary objectives are to protect data, ensure it is properly governed and used, and eliminate potential fines and risk from a lack of general regulatory compliance (GDPR, CCPA, etc.) and industry-specific ones (HIPAA, AML, etc.).

Although Collibra maintains an inventory of data assets, this inventory’s primary focus is to help these teams automate processes around this data to ensure it is protected and tracked for regulatory compliance.  The primary ROI customers get from Collibra is eliminating the cost of potential fines and ensuring data is protected.

Where Collibra is often NOT used is for analytics data management and analyst discovery.  This is because Collibra is not integrated into their analyst workflows and forces analysts to jump around between multiple tools and data platforms to work with data.

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What is Datameer?

Datameer is a powerful SaaS data transformation platform that runs in Snowflake – your modern, scalable cloud data warehouse – that combines to provide a highly scalable and flexible environment to transform your data into meaningful analytics.  With Datameer, you can:

  • Allow your non-technical analytics team members to work with your complex data without the need to write code using Datameer’s no-code and low-code data transformation interfaces,
  • Easily combine large volumes of captured data with master and other data to create context-rich, meaningful datasets for analysis,
  • Fully enrich analytics datasets to add even more flavor to your analysis using the diverse array of graphical formulas and functions,
  • Generate rich documentation and add user-supplied attributes, comments, tags, and more to share searchable knowledge about your data across the entire analytics community,
  • Use the catalog-like documentation features to crowd-source your data governance processes for greater data democratization and data literacy,
  • Maintain full audit trails of how data is transformed and used by the community to further enable your governance and compliance processes,
  • Deploy and execute data transformation models directly in Snowflake to gain the scalability your need over your large volumes of data while keeping compute and storage costs low.

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Why Datameer?

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Datameer provides a number of key benefits for your modern data stack and cloud analytics, including:

  • Creating a highly efficient data stack that reduces your data and analytics engineering costs,
  • Allowing you to share the data transformation workload across your broader data and analytics team,
  • Fostering collaboration among the data and analytics team to produce faster, error-free projects,
  • Efficiently using your Snowflake analytics engine for cost-effective data transformation processing,
  • Enabling you to crowdsource your data governance for more effective and efficient governance processes, and
  • Improving data literacy to expand knowledge and effective use of your data.
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Already have Collibra?

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If you have existing investments in tools such as Collibra, Datameer can integrate with these to share information and workflows.  This helps you get even greater ROI from your Collibra investment, removes some of the burdens from IT teams, and facilitates greater, proper access to data by analysts.

Collibra would be the “inside out” tool where IT teams, data owners, and data protection personnel can capture information about data assets, govern properly, and ensure compliance.  Datameer would be the data transformation platform, and support data cataloging and discovery to give analytics teams greater visibility, access, and proper use of their data models in Snowflake.

The two would meet in the middle, with Collibra feeding information about assets and applying policies into Datameer.  Datameer would feed information about data transformations and data models into Collibra, as well as asset usage information.  Both teams can use best-of-breed tools for their jobs, making their work faster and easier, gaining greater ROI from both platforms.

Get more ROI out of Collibra with Datameer.

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