For data operators, the platform needs to provide customizable onboarding templates and a rich set of options that enables operators to tailor the marketplace to target buyers and sellers, including choice of languages, licensing terms, payment options, and distribution methods.
Basic considerations are:
- Does the software run on premises or in the cloud as a SaaS offering?
- Does it run on one or multiple clouds, regions, and data management systems?
- Does the platform store data or does it access it where it lies?
- Does it price the platform by consumption, number of data products or features in the platform or the number of organizations using the platform?