Data Catalogs Vs. Metadata Catalogs: What’s the Difference?

July 3, 2024

Data catalogs and metadata catalogs share some similarities, particularly in their nearly identical names. And while they have some common functions, there are also important differences between the two entities that big data practitioners should know about.

Metadata catalogs, which are sometimes called metastores or technical data catalogs, have been in the news lately. If you’re a regular Datanami reader (and we certainly hope you are!), you would have read a lot metadata catalogs at the Snowflake and Databricks conferences last month, when the two competitors committed to open sourcing their respective metadata catalogs, Polaris and Unity Catalog.

Read the full article by Alex Woodie, via Datanami.

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