TopQuadrant Named in 2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Active Metadata Management


RALEIGH, N.C.--()--TopQuadrant™, a provider of data governance solutions using knowledge graph technologies, was named in 2021 Gartner Market Guide for Active Metadata Management.1 According to Gartner, “active metadata management is an emerging set of capabilities across multiple data management markets resulting from continuous metadata management innovation.”

Gartner recommends that “data and analytics leaders investing in data management solutions must begin replacing or augmenting systems that share only their design-based metadata with those demonstrating active metadata capabilities. Identify tools and platforms that can export their own metadata and import `foreign' metadata relative to existing metadata, processing instructions and optimization strategies.”

“We are thrilled to be acknowledged as a representative vendor in the 2021 Market Guide for Active Metadata Management by Gartner,” said Irene Polikoff, CEO and co-founder of TopQuadrant. “In our opinion, the report reflects several market drivers that play to TopQuadrant’s unique strengths including the need for semantic formalism, taxonomic resolution, openness, broad comprehension of data management for less technical leaders and the ability to accommodate the ever-increasing types of data assets and metadata. This further validates that TopQuadrant is a leader in the expanding metadata management software market which Gartner states grew at a rate of 22.1%, reaching $1.26 billion.”

As a metadata management solution, TopQuadrant’s TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance (TopBraid EDG) collects metadata from all data integration environments, creating a Knowledge Graph that provides the visibility, control and intelligence needed to manage change, build connections across metadata silos, reduce errors and ensure data consistency.

According to Gartner’s recent report2, active metadata discovery and semantics inference are key new aspects of a data fabric architecture as compared to traditional approaches. The report further states that “connected data enables dynamic experiences from existing and newly available data points leading to timely insights and decisions.”

“In our opinion, the evolution of metadata management described by Gartner is well aligned with TopQuadrant’s vision of the complete enterprise data governance solution,” added Irene Polikoff. “TopBraid EDG offers a comprehensive, open and semantically rich solution for a growing number of enterprise customers with a wide range of heterogeneous data sources and processing needs.”

1 Gartner, “Market Guide for Active Metadata Management,” Guide De Simoni, Alan Dayley, Mark Beyer, 27 July 2021

2 Gartner, “What is Data Fabric?”, Robert Thanaraj, Mark Beyer, Ehtisham Zaidi, 14, April 2021

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About TopQuadrant

TopQuadrant helps organizations succeed in data governance with TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance (TopBraid EDG). EDG is built on standards-based knowledge graph technology to seamlessly bring together enterprise information silos, connect enterprise metadata, ensure its quality and deliver easy and meaningful access to all data stakeholders. TopBraid EDG lets enterprises govern all relevant assets including business terms, reference data, enterprise metadata, data and application catalogs, data lineage, data exchanges and pipelines, requirements, policies and processes. TopBraid EDG is the only solution built to support integrated governance across all types of assets and governance needs while, at the same time, offering a staged approach to data governance. TopQuadrant’s customer list includes organizations in financial services, pharma, healthcare, digital media, government and other sectors.


Kristi Lee-John

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TopQuadrant™ is a provider of data governance solutions using knowledge graph technologies


Kristi Lee-John