Tamr to Provide Free, Standalone Version of Tamr Catalog Tool

Enables business analysts to find and leverage the right data no matter where it lives – from data silos to data lakes

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 19, 2015 – Tamr, Inc., today announced that it will offer a free, standalone version of its Tamr Catalog tool for cataloging enterprise metadata. Tamr Catalog helps enterprises overcome the biggest obstacle to business analytics: finding the data.  The company is making the Tamr Catalog tool available for free in order to encourage its broad adoption across enterprises. A preview of Tamr Catalog is available today on Tamr’s web site and a downloadable version will be available in Summer 2015.

“There’s been a huge movement to democratize data analytics, mostly by providing more data aggregation to improve access – data lakes, for example – or better tools like self-service analytics,” said Nidhi Aggarwal, strategy and marketing lead for Tamr, Inc.  “But all the aggregation and tools in the world won’t help if people can’t find the right data, instead of only the data that’s closest and most convenient to them.  Tamr Catalog solves this problem, with a scalable, bottom-up approach to data cataloging that truly liberates data for analytics.”

Tamr Catalog was announced in February as part of the Tamr Platform for enterprise data unification. Using Tamr Catalog, enterprises can quickly inventory all the data that exists in the enterprise, regardless of type, platform or source.  With today’s announcement of a free, standalone version of Tamr Catalog, enterprises can now speed and standardize data inventorying, making more data visible and readily usable for analytics.

Tamr Catalog is a free, standalone tool that allows businesses to logically map the attributes and records of a given data source with the entity it actually represents. This speeds time-to- analytics by reducing the amount of time spent searching for data.

Tamr Catalog:

  • automatically catalogs in a central, platform-neutral place all metadata – across  data lakes and other structured and semi-structured sources
  • organizes the data by logical business entities  (customers, suppliers, employees, and so on) versus where it’s stored (tables and databases)
  • highlights similar, related attributes and has powerful search and filtering to uncover underutilized attributes
  • provides a visual representation to uncover silos – to determine which data to curate, unify and prepare for any analysis

Tamr will be demonstrating Tamr Catalog at the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit March 31-April 1, 2015 (booth #613) and the Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management Summit, April 1-2, 2015 (booth #104), both located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Tamr, Inc.

Tamr, Inc.,catalogs, connects and curates the vast reserves of underutilized internal and external data using a combination of machine learning with human guidance so enterprises  can use all their data for analytics. Tamr was founded in 2013 by big-data serial entrepreneurs Andy Palmer and Michael Stonebraker, who previously co-founded Vertica Systems (acquired by HP); Ihab Ilyas of the University of Waterloo; George Beskales; Daniel Bruckner; and Alex Pagan.

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