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Data Catalog

Get more value from your enterprise data assets.

  • Spend less time looking for data, and more time getting value from it

    Spend less time looking for data, and more time getting value from it

  • Discover data assets and unlock their potential

  • Bridge the gap between IT and the business, allowing everyone to contribute their insights

  • Control who can discover registered data assets

  • Build and manage complete solutions in Azure

    Register enterprise data assets

  • Develop solutions for the Azure service catalog that comply with organizational standards

    Capture tribal knowledge to make data more understandable

  • Let your data live where you want it, connect with the tools you choose

  • Integrate into existing tools and processes with open REST APIs

  • Get more value from your data

    In the new world of data, you can spend more time looking for data than you do analyzing it. Azure Data Catalog is an enterprise-wide metadata catalog that makes data asset discovery straightforward. It’s a fully-managed service that lets you—from analyst to data scientist to data developer—register, enrich, discover, understand, and consume data sources.

  • Your data, your way

    Work with data in the tool of your choice. Data Catalog lets you find the data you need and use it in the tools you choose. Your data stays where you want it, and Data Catalog helps you discover and work with it where you want, with an intuitive user experience.

  • Tribal knowledge unlocked

    Increase broad adoption and continuous value creation across your data ecosystem. Data Catalog helps you get tips, tricks, and unwritten rules into an experience where everyone can get value. With Data Catalog, everyone can contribute. When you discover a data source, you can understand its usage and intent, provide your informed insights into the catalog, and enable a virtuous cycle of use.

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    Hidden value unleashed

    Democratize data asset discovery. Data Catalog shines light on the dark data within your organization, so that you can spend less time looking for data and more time using it.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

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Start free. Get USD$200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.


After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

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