To help you select data governance platforms to evaluate, Eckerson Group has created a product framework that categorizes data governance platforms at a high level. This framework is a good way to create a short list of products that your team can evaluate in more depth according to the criteria in the prior section.
The framework has two axes, functionality and scope, that constitute four quadrants. The dual Y axis defines the overall domain of the platform: is it more focused on data management or data governance? (left-hand quadrants) or analytics or cloud data platforms? (right-hand quadrants). The scope X axis defines whether the product is a data governance/data management pureplay or a software suite that happens to embed some data governance.
Wayne Eckerson categorizes data governance products to help organizations create a short list of products to evaluate.