Enterprises should implement data observability as part of a larger ecosystem of data management tools and observability tools. Managing data requires governance platforms, catalogs, data fabric offerings, and pipeline tools, all of which require high quality data and high-performing pipelines. Data management tools can address data observability either through integration (consider Soda’s partnership with Alation) or native capabilities (consider the StreamSets features for data observability within its pipeline tool.) A rising number of vendors and tools also offer products or suites that address multiple types of observability. For example, IBM acquired Databand in order to cross-sell its data observability offering with operations and model observability.
Enterprises should implement data observability as part of a larger ecosystem of data management and observability tools.