Castor

A self-service data catalog that enables any employee to find, understand and trust data using a collaborative and automated data documentation interface.

Data Cataloguing

What need does Castor fulfill?

Everybody in an organization, regardless of their data literacy level or role, needs to:

  • Find the most relevant data to start their analysis. When there are hundreds or thousands of tables in the company, it is easy to get lost.
  • Understand and Trust the data they have in front of them. Answer questions like: is the “payment” column in $ or €? Was it refreshed today? Where is the information coming from? What is the code used to create this table? Who is the owner? Who is going to be impacted by the changes I am making to this data? What departments are maintaining it?
  • Use the data efficiently. Re-use the work that has already been done (SQL queries or BI Dashboards).

What are the benefits of using Castor?

  Trust in data: Thanks to all the context regarding provenance, quality, usage, purpose, etc
  Data Team Efficiency: Find data faster, use data smarter, document better
  Democratization: Everyone in the company regardless of their data literacy level, role, or department can access and use data

What are the core features of Castor?

  Blazing Fast Search: Search for data assets like tables, columns, KPIs, and BI dashboards
  Lineage & Impact analysis: For each data asset, find what are the tables used to create it and the tables depending on it
  Metric Store: Define important business terms to align the whole company on how to compute them
  Collaboration: Delightful documentation just like Notion or Slack, but next to your data assets so that the information never gets lost. Can also send notifications
  Data Governance: Prioritize work thanks to popularity. Be safe with version history

Which teams does Castor cater to?

Management
Data
Operations
Product
Growth
Marketing

Authored By

Xavier de Boisredon's profile on Data-led Academy

Xavier de Boisredon

COO, Castor