Data Catalog

Azure Data Catalog is a centralized, hosted registry of enterprise data sources designed to simplify the sharing of approved data sources for business intelligence (BI) and application purposes.

Screen shot shows Azure Data Catalog’s search function, where users discover information about approved data sources.

Azure Data Catalog received its first major update in three years, including more basic features but still not the advanced capabilities of its competitors.

Azure Data Catalog search and filter capabilities enable users to discover approved data sources for use in business intelligence reporting and application purposes

Azure Data Catalog registration is performed with a downloadable registration tool that is installed on an individual's computer

Azure Data Catalog registration is performed with a downloadable registration tool that is installed on an individual's computer

Azure Data Catalog search and filter capabilities enable users to discover approved data sources for use in business intelligence reporting and application purposes

Azure Data Catalog provides a controlled, hosted registry that uses crowdsourcing techniques and simplifies the sharing of approved data sources with business analysts and developers

Screen shot shows the locally installed Azure Data Catalog registration tool being used to upload table schema and metadata to the Azure Data Catalog service

Screen shot shows registered data source tiles in the Azure Data Catalog service