InfoLibrarian™ Enterprise Metadata Management - Data Catalog

The InfoLibrarian Portal™ - Your Enterprise Data Catalog Solution
Empower your enterprise with InfoLibrarian's web portal a powerful, highly configurable, federated data asset registry framework. Search, endorse, and contribute tribal knowledge for your data assets by deploying modules like business and technical portal sites, change management and contributor roles using the Enterprise Control Center™. With our user-friendly web portal, intuitive search and navigation features, and customizable sites, departmental portals and perspectives, and UI templates, you'll have all the tools you need to empower your team and drive data-driven insights and collaboration. Don't wait - take the first step towards a smarter, more efficient enterprise data strategy with InfoLibrarian™.

Enterprise Power Features

The InfoLibrarian Portal is not just a static tool, it's an adaptable framework that allows enterprises to deploy customized perspectives of their own teams' metadata through web sites and departmental marts. This multi-model perspective approach enables technical engineers to see detailed lineage and technical metadata, while business users see business metadata, business data lineage, and perhaps confidence indicators, giving them trust in the data. Enterprises have unique use cases that go beyond canned solutions, and with InfoLibrarian's portal framework, they can deploy large-scale custom goverance portals to ultimately provide a federated metadata registry for their enterprise.

Metadata is Everywhere

Metadata is ubiquitous in the enterprise, generated by a plethora of tools. However, the real challenge is to capture the Tribal Knowledge that is not found within these technical tools or data catalogs. This is where InfoLibrarian's portal shines - it empowers users to endorse, contribute, and search for this Tribal Knowledge, creating a comprehensive and reliable view of your data assets. Whether it's through customizable departmental marts, business and technical portal sites, or a robust change management system, InfoLibrarian's portal framework ensures that your team has access to the metadata they need to drive insights and collaboration across the enterprise

Why Enterprises Need More Than a Point System Data Catalog?

Key Capabilities for Effective Data Governance

A data catalog is a centralized inventory of data assets that provides comprehensive metadata management, data discovery, and data usage tracking. Its key capabilities include data profiling, data lineage tracking, and data quality management. Enterprises need more than just a data catalog to effectively manage their data assets. They need a comprehensive data governance strategy that includes policies, processes, and tools to ensure that data is accurate, secure, and compliant with regulations.

A data catalog is an essential component of a data governance strategy, as it provides a single source of truth for data assets across the organization. It helps data stewards, data scientists, and business analysts to quickly find the data they need for analysis and decision-making, while ensuring that the data is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. In addition to its metadata management capabilities, a data catalog should also have a user-friendly interface, robust search functionality, and integration with other data management tools such as data integration platforms, data quality tools, and business intelligence tools.

Overall, a data catalog is a critical tool for any enterprise that wants to maximize the value of its data assets. By providing a comprehensive view of data assets and ensuring their quality and governance, a data catalog can help organizations make better decisions, improve their operations, and drive innovation.

To truly leverage the power of data, enterprises need a data catalog that can integrate metadata across complex tool stacks, ecosystems, and even cloud platforms, including different cloud providers and hybrid environments. A comprehensive data governance strategy requires more than just a data catalog. It needs policies, processes, and tools to ensure data accuracy, security, and compliance. Get started on your journey towards effective data governance with InfoLibrarian's metadata management solutions.

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InfoLibrarian Metadata Management Portal™ Architecture

The InfoLibrarian Portal™ is a user-friendly and comprehensive central registry portal for all of your enterprise assets. It provides a collaborative platform that allows your team to easily search, analyze and manage data assets, resulting in better decision-making and improved operations. With its powerful features and intuitive interface, the InfoLibrarian Portal™ is the ultimate solution for Enterprise Metadata Management.

You can make modifications and changes to the portal templates; maintain those templates separately of the core framework, and feel comfortable that your work will never be overwritten by a future upgrade to the product. The Portal open and flexible and can be customized and co-branded.


InfoLibrarian Portal™ Features at a Glance

  • Keyword searching (easy search) similar to internet search engine.
  • Advanced searching and drill through analysis.
  • All portal search results are automatically categorized.
  • Intuitive intelligent highlighting of matches within search results.
  • Interactive ad-hoc sorting of all results in the portal.
  • Impact analysis reports (shows all points of impact) with drill-through.
  • Occurrences reports (identify redundancies).
  • Change reports (what changed).
  • Full audit reports (who made the changes).
  • Data lineage analysis (Where did it come from).
  • Ad-hoc and real-time searching.
  • SQL Query Builder for advanced ad-hoc searches.
  • Graphical drill-through business subject areas and categories views.
  • 100% customizable because you get the web source.
  • Flexible enough to write your own reports using your own reporting tools.
  • Blazing speed even against massive repositories.
  • Print all results with one click.
  • Contribution and collaboration, suggest changes for approval workflow.

InfoLibrarian Server™ Portal Framework

The InfoLibrarian™ portal framework provides rich templates that provide the customizability to integrate our portals within your intranet solution. Each portal is shipped with templates that can be easily modified and once completed, are selected via the control center interface for managing portal sites.

The portal framework also enables administrators to create and manage new or additional portal sites and even point those sites to other copies of the metadata marts. This is ideal for creating development - test - production scenarios and provides subsets of metadata to particular business groups via marts.

InfoLibrarian Portal™ Functions

  • Business subject area taxonomy navigation.
  • Keyword searching.
  • Advanced searching.
  • Viewing history.
  • Viewing occurrences.
  • Impact analysis.
  • Lineage analysis vs. business lineage views.
  • Collaboration features.
  • Role and membership based security.
  • Document searching (unstructured documents such as PDF and Word).

Business Portal

The Business sub-portal provides the most common elements required to quickly deploy a business metadata view to your users. The business portal is pre-set to filter common business elements and present results in a more business centric fashion. The business portal can also be tweeked using the built-in template, or it can be used as a basis for a more customized business metadata portal for a specific subject area.

Read more about business metadata.

Business Metdata

InfoLibrarian™ Enterprise Metadata Control Center

The InfoLibrarian Enterprise Control Center is the central hub for managing and monitoring metadata operations and administration in enterprise and multi-user environments. It includes a web portal for auto-scanning management and real-time integration monitoring, as well as customized site deployments and metadata integration engine deployments for enterprise operations.

Change Management Portal and Collaboration Portal

Are role securable web based data entry screens for the contribution of changes from different users and groups, within your environment. The changes can be posted to change management, auto-approved or set to require change management approval via catalog settings. The change managers and contributors permissions are set to contribute, approve, deny, or publish changes.

Custom Portals + Custom MetaMart(s)™

Portal customization of additional portals and portal results can be accomplished by modifying the many templates and settings provided with the portal framework. The default portal installation includes a subfolder called "custom templates" which provides the basic templates that may be copied and modified and set to override key areas of the portal. Optionally, you can copy the entire portal to create a new custom site. All custom templates and portal sites are managed via the InfoLibrarian Enterprise Control Center™ menu option in the web portal.

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