Article: Why consider an open source data catalog

Code, Open Software, Open Source

Why consider an open source data catalog

Enterprise data catalogs offer organizations plenty of benefits with metadata management and data organization. Find out why some enterprises choose open source data catalogs.

A majority of companies struggle with wrangling and organizing their data. More than 60% of respondents surveyed in O’Reilly’s State of Data Quality 2020 said they suffered from too many data sources and inconsistent data, making that the most common data quality issue cited. The second was disorganization in data stores and a lack of metadata, which nearly half of respondents cited.

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Article: On the right side of the game: how open source is making digital laggards catch up

Open Data, Open Software, Open Source

On the right side of the game: how open source is making digital laggards catch up

“When it comes to the digitisation of public processes and services, and smart cities is part of that, Germany is at least five years behind the rest of Europe.” That is the FIWARE Foundation CEO’s Ulrich Ahle’s blunt assessment of his native country’s standing in the smart cities market, despite its engineering heritage.

He points to the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Social Index, which ranked Germany 21st when it came to digital public services provision last year. “And you can imagine there are not too many countries after that,” he adds drily.

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