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Waterline Data

September 20, 2016 12:23 ET

Waterline Data Cited in Gartner's Report on Information Catalogs

Company's Automated Cataloging of Big Data Accelerates Discovery, Governance and Time to Value

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - September 20, 2016) - Waterline Data, The Smart Data Catalog Company, today announced it was mentioned as a representative vendor in Gartner's May 2016 report: How Chief Data Officers Can Use an Information Catalog to Maximize Business Value from Information Assets. The report can be accessed as part of a Waterline Data newsletter featuring Gartner research here:

According to Gartner Research Director Alan D. Duncan, VP Distinguished Analyst Douglas Laney and Research Director Guido De Simoni, "CDOs should use a modern information catalog to build and maintain a complete and reliable inventory of data holdings, their provenance and use, as part of a disciplined and coordinated approach to information governance and metadata management more generally."

In addition, the report states, "CDOs who implement a modern information catalog will drive the development of a data-driven culture within their organization" with benefits that may include business process optimization, collaboration across functional boundaries, accelerated time-to-value, more effective understanding and communication of the semantic meaning of data, provision of information audit trails and other information-risk-related assurances, and much more.

Waterline Data empowers citizen data scientists by allowing organizations to replace manual tagging of metadata with an automated process that rapidly classifies the data assets in their data lake, including new data even as it's created. Unlike catalogs that scan historical SQL logs, Waterline Data automatically catalogs every field of data in the data lake while capturing and learning from tribal knowledge. With the company's recently announced Smart Data Catalog 3.0, data engineers, data scientists and business analysts get even easier self-service access to trusted, high quality data for faster discovery, understanding, use and governance.

"Gartner continues to tout the benefits of using a data catalog to maximize business value from information assets for greater competitiveness and stronger ability to serve customers," said Alex Gorelik, CEO of Waterline Data. "With our automated cataloging capabilities, identifying high quality and trusted data in the data lake is as easy as shopping at"

About Waterline Data
Waterline Data accelerates data discovery, governance and time to value though an industry-only Smart Data Catalog that instantly automates the cataloging of all data lake assets, including the ability to capture and learn from tribal data knowledge. The company is led by a team of enterprise data management veterans, funded by top venture and corporate investors, including Menlo Ventures, Jackson Square Ventures, Partech Ventures, and Infosys, and implemented in large enterprises around the globe. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more, visit

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