NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2017) - Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2017 Data Catalog Market Study, the newest report in the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research. Data catalog technologies focus upon the user requirements to locate and leverage metadata, data, models, and data elements within an organization. Data catalog features include both governance and collaborative capabilities.

The inaugural Data Catalog Market Study examines user perceptions and trends around requirements for creating, governing, and locating relevant content for analysis within business intelligence (BI) solutions. According to the new study, organizations across the spectrum of size, industry, and geography indicate that locating relevant content for analysis is a substantial challenge. Respondents overwhelmingly indicate that governing content creation and sharing is very important to organizations.

"While this is our first year covering data catalog, it has placed in the top priorities of organizations in our annual assessment of technologies and initiatives strategic to business intelligence," said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. "As data complexity continues to increase, we expect data catalog capabilities will grow in importance for users within the coming years."

Top requirements include search/navigation, annotation, sharing content, following objects and administrative control of access and sign-on. Industry support is fairly well aligned with end user priorities.

Wisdom of Crowds® research is based on data collected on usage and deployment trends, products, and vendors. BI users in all roles and throughout all industries contributed to provide a complete view of realities, plans, and perceptions of the BI market. To purchase a copy of the 2017 Data Catalog Market Study, visit

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Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI) and related areas.

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