To help companies create a short list of data catalog products to evaluate, Eckerson Group has created a product framework.
The Y-axis is Scope, which segments mid-market from enterprise products.
The X-axis is Go-To-Market which segments vendors that only sell data catalogs from those that sell a multiplicity of products.
Each quadrant represents a different category of data catalog product geared to different types of customer requirements. The colored shapes also represent different categories of data catalogs from general purpose to self-service-oriented and compliance-oriented.