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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.
Collibra has four major functional areas:
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.
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:
Datameer provides a number of key benefits for your modern data stack and cloud analytics, including:
Collibra keeps its’ pricing information close to the vest, with very limited publically available information, much like Alation, its’ chief competitor. Collibra has two packages – their platform and a data quality add-on module. For the platform, pricing has a very confusing array of parameters including:
You can certainly see how the pricing can be confusing and the product can quickly become very costly.
You can purchase a 12-month baseline Collibra package on AWS, which includes the platform, 10 users, 2 metadata catalogs, 1 lineage tracking, 1 BI tool integration, and 1 non-production license for $150,000. One can also purchase the add-on Data Quality offering on AWS at $100,000 for a 12-month annual license.
There are a good number of Collibra product reviews available for reading, with the majority on Gartner Peer Insights and G2 Crowd. On Gartner, Collibra has an average review rating of 4.3 out of 5 and on G2 Crowd, the average rating is the same: 4.3 out of 5.
Many of the reviewers like the completeness (broad range of functionality) of the Collibra, the strong back-end cataloging features and data governance processes, and the easy customization. The chief complaints are the poor user-friendliness of the user interface and the cost (high price).