Collibra Governance vs Microsoft Purview comparison

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We performed a comparison between Collibra Governance and Microsoft Purview based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Data Governance solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Collibra Governance vs. Microsoft Purview Report (Updated: March 2023).
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"I like Collibra's flexibility. I like to be able to modify things for our own use. For example, we've chosen to use Collibra also as a knowledge management tool, even though it is not designed to be a knowledge management tool. That's the beauty of it. It can serve as a knowledge management tool by creating some custom assets specifically for knowledge management.""The most valuable features of Collibra Governance are that it is user-friendly and easy to use.""The most important feature in Collibra Governance is the ability to gather data or a collection of data into one repository. If a client creates a repository at his place, then it will get updated to the cloud automatically.""There is a good community setup around the solution that can provide insights.""The beauty of the solution is that you can customize it quite a bit.""Workflows is the most valuable feature of Collibra because we will typically use an interface for it and we can customize it as per our needs.""Collibra Governance's most valuable features are data lineage and stewardships.""As far as the functionality of the tool is concerned, it's pretty slick."

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"Instead of having to manually write down which tables and columns exist and then describe them, you can do that process in one go, by simply connecting to a source. That's a huge time-saver and a great benefit of Purview.""The cataloging tool is definitely the most valuable... It tells you about all the data you have in your tables, which helps people understand our data. We now know what data we have.""It's certainly easy to work with all Microsoft data sources like SQL Server, Synapse, and data lakes, but it also has great functionality working with Oracle. And of particular interest to us is the ability to pull data from Excel, CVS files, and other types of flat files.""One of the best features is the classification rules, especially the scan rule sets. They are really useful, especially when we need to understand the current data the company has to ensure that all the problematic data can be put under someone's responsibility.""Has a good interface and is reasonably priced.""It has notable features for maximizing the value of your data. The data discovery and the data analytics parts are great both on-premises and on-cloud.""It is critical that Purview delivers data protection across multi-cloud and multi-platform environments. That is the number one reason that people are adopting hybrid and best-of-the-breed approaches. Especially in banking, it is critical because people want to protect, govern, and secure their data. This is one of the first conversations that happens with security and the architecture group on the client side.""It gives you the opportunity to know your data and apply policies around it. If those policies are flouted, you can always track what's happening. You have options such as alerting the person who is committing that action, or you can take automatic action by blocking, for example, an email that is been sent externally. It's very useful."

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"The UI is good if you happen to be an administrator and are familiar with the technical side of the administration. If you're a business user, the UI is not good. It is hard to learn. It is hard for those who are administering it to teach to end-users and it can take hours of training to do it. Because it is difficult and non-intuitive, business users resist using it. It is a battle to get them on board and to keep them engaged because of the UI.""I would like to see a feature using the runtime dashboard.""Collibra is not very user-friendly in terms of lineage generation. The lineage generation process is quite tough, and it takes lots of time to understand it. Business staff are also struggling to generate lineages and to understand them. So, it is not very user-friendly.""Data discovery needs to be improved.""We had issues during setup.""Every time you change or publish a new questionnaire for certification, you have to basically go into the code and update the new version of the questionnaire.""There are a lot of gaps in Collibra's support and documentation.""We would like to have out-of-the-box automation."

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"Another area for improvement is in managing the business glossary terms. If they could provide the same type of method that we use to configure the scan rule sets, that would be helpful. Currently, there is no option like this, so we have to do it manually. Automatic detection would be great.""The overall cost of deploying this solution could be better. It seems that middle and small-sized organizations are not completely happy with deploying this solution in terms of the cost. It would be good if they concentrate on the cost part.""One area for improvement is the detection of data types. This is really important. It has some of that functionality, but I consider it very limited. Maybe they can add some custom programming or machine learning could be particularly useful for the detection of the nature of the data.""The API needs some improvement when connecting to non-Microsoft API sources. This is a limiting factor.""Blueprints and landing zones like we have in Azure would be great to see in Purview. The solution could offer a baseline or blueprint of recommended settings for compliance regulations such as GDPR and ISO, which could be applied with a simple switch in the options.""There are some limitations with regard to the lineage of data from different parts of the system.""Although you can explore the data, that creates a great interest in data lineage or the data flow. How does it go from a source to a platform to a Power BI report, for example? It is possible, to some extent, to see that with Purview, but the lineage feature requires some manual work on the development side or more work from Microsoft to improve on it.""Purview's data connector platform for non-Microsoft data sources is good, but there is some functionality that hasn't been developed yet. There are some servers that it can't connect to yet, because they're still in a trial process."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I would say it's probably in line with what other vendors charge for licensing."
  • "It is substantial, and we do pay yearly."
  • "There are different levels of licenses. For example, some users can only do read-only licenses, and others have the stewardship license where they can give access to users."
  • "Collibra Governance is expensive - I would rate its pricing as one out of five."
  • "Collibra provides you with a license based on the subscription model that you purchase."
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  • "The pricing is moderate. It's not too expensive, but it's not the most competitive."
  • "Microsoft Purview is the best option I have encountered when it comes to price. Maybe some of my information is outdated, but Microsoft offered it so that you could use it almost without paying."
  • "There is some competition out there, but the other solutions are quite expensive. They are enterprise tools that are a bit more mature but the license costs $100,000 for some of them. Purview is pay-per-use and a lot of companies are interested in that."
  • "Aside from the complexity of the pricing model, the price itself is realistic. Features like AI components and automatic classification require additional licenses. Still, anyone can start using Purview with a basic E3 license if they're using Microsoft 365 and grow with additional licenses as needed. Overall, we're satisfied with the price."
  • "Its pricing is good in terms of the features that they are providing, but there are many competitors in the market who can easily provide you with similar services at a lesser cost."
  • "The categorization within the licensing could be improved. There are a lot of solutions within Microsoft Purview. If the licensing could be a bit clearer and the solutions could be better categorized according to function and across multiple environments, that would be excellent. The licensing is very confusing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The beauty of the solution is that you can customize it quite a bit.
    Top Answer:The solution isn't overly expensive for bigger customers. Typically, the cost is handled by the customer, not me, and therefore iI can't speak of the exact pricing.
    Top Answer:The technical support could be better. Previously, it was a challenge to integrate tools like MuleSoft into the product. However, they've gotten better. There needs to be more security and compliance… more »
    Top Answer:These are actually very similar products - in fact, an ex-Collibra person I know had the impression that MSFT must have just looked at Collibra's application and essentially duplicated it.  At their… more »
    Top Answer:It gives you the opportunity to know your data and apply policies around it. If those policies are flouted, you can always track what's happening. You have options such as alerting the person who is… more »
    Top Answer:The categorization within the licensing could be improved. There are a lot of solutions within Microsoft Purview. If the licensing could be a bit clearer and the solutions could be better categorized… more »
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    Collibra Governance is a software solution for data governance, which refers to the set of policies, standards, and processes that govern how an organization manages, uses, and protects its data. Collibra Governance provides a centralized platform for managing data governance, enabling organizations to ensure data accuracy, completeness, and security.

    The software includes tools for managing data lineage, data dictionaries, and metadata, as well as for monitoring data quality and compliance with data governance policies. It also provides a collaboration platform for stakeholders to work together on data governance initiatives, ensuring that data governance is integrated into the organization's data management processes.

    Collibra Governance is designed for organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to large enterprises, and can be used across a variety of industries and use cases. It is a cloud-based solution that can be easily implemented and integrated into an organization's existing data management infrastructure.

    Collibra Governance Features

    Collibra Governance has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Data governance management: The solution has a centralized platform for managing data governance policies, standards, and processes.
    • Data lineage: Collibra Governance includes traceability of data from source to consumption, providing insight into data relationships and dependencies.
    • Data dictionaries and metadata management: With its management of data definitions and metadata, organizations can understand and manage their data assets more efficiently.
    • Data quality management: The solution’s monitoring of data quality and consistency, enables organizations to ensure data accuracy and completeness.
    • Compliance management: Through its tracking of data governance compliance and enforcement of policies, Collibra Governance helps organizations reduce the risk of non-compliance.
    • Collaboration and communication: The Collibra Governance platform encourages collaboration between stakeholders involved in data governance initiatives.
    • Data catalog: Collibra Governance has a centralized repository for data assets, making it easier for users to discover and access data.
    • Integration: The solution supports integration with other data management tools, such as data warehouses, big data platforms, and data quality tools.
    • Analytics and reporting: Collibra Governance includes analysis and reporting of data governance metrics and KPIs, allowing organizations to monitor and improve their data governance processes.

    Collibra Governance Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Collibra Governance. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Improved data accuracy and quality: The solution’s centralized management of data governance processes helps reduce the risk of data errors and improves data quality.
    • Increased data security: With Collibra Governance, users are more protected from data breaches.
    • Better decision making: Improved visibility into data relationships and dependencies, enables organizations to make informed decisions based on accurate and complete data.
    • Collaboration: The solution helps encourage teamwork and better communication.
    • Improved data management: Collibra Governance offers centralized management of data assets, making it easier for organizations to manage and understand their data.
    • Increased efficiency: Collibra Governance’s automation of data governance processes, reduces manual effort and increases efficiency.
    • Improved reporting and analytics: Analysis and reporting of data governance metrics and KPIs enables organizations to monitor and improve their data governance processes.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Collibra Governance is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are that it has good data lineage, is easy to use, and has good customization capabilities in addition to many other great features.

    A Sr. Systems Analyst, Master Data Governance at a manufacturing company expresses, “[The solution has] good data lineage and is surrounded by a helpful community.”

    “[It’s] easy to use with good customization capabilities and great features,” says a Senior Consulting Analyst at a construction company.

    According to Kriti T., Senior Manager, Service Design Manager at a pharma/biotech company, “The solution lets me associate the right people with the right assets, so anybody who has to look at end-to-end instances can use Collibra Governance and figure it out in terms of who to contact, what to do, and where to find what you need.”

    Microsoft Azure Purview is a unified data governance solution that helps you understand all of your on-premises, multi cloud, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) data and maintain control over its usage. With the Microsoft Azure Purview solution, you can create a detailed, up-to-date map of your data landscape with sensitive data classification, automated data discovery, and end-to-end data lineage. Not only does it enable data curators to easily secure your data, but it also allows data consumers to find valuable, trustworthy data.

    Microsoft Azure Purview is designed with:

    • Data Map: Microsoft Azure Purview Data Map provides the foundation for data discovery and effective data governance. Azure Purview Data Map is a cloud-native PaaS service that captures metadata about enterprise data present in analytics and operation systems on premises and in the cloud.

    • Data Catalog: Microsoft Azure Purview Data Catalog finds trusted data sources by browsing and searching your data assets. The data catalog aligns your assets with business terms and data classification to identify data sources.

    • Data Insights: Microsoft Azure Purview Data Insights gives you an overview of your data estate to help you discover what kinds of data you have and where.

    Microsoft Azure Purview Features

    Microsoft Azure Purview has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Automated data discovery, lineage identification, and data classification
    • Insights into the location and movement of sensitive data across your entire data estate
    • Unified map of your data assets and their relationships for more effective data governance
    • Glossary with business and technical search terms to aid data discovery

    Microsoft Azure Purview Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using Microsoft Azure Purview include:

    • Automate and manage metadata from hybrid sources.
    • Classify data using built-in and custom classifiers and Microsoft Information Protection sensitivity labels.
    • Label sensitive data consistently across SQL Server, Azure, Microsoft 365, and Power BI.
    • Easily integrate all your data systems using Apache Atlas APIs.
    • Search for data using technical or business terms.
    • Easily understand data by browsing associated technical, business, semantic, and operational metadata.
    • Quickly identify the sensitivity level of data.
    • Scan your Power BI environment and Azure Synapse Analytics workspaces with a few clicks.
    • Automatically publish all discovered assets and lineage to the Purview Data Map.
    • Connect Microsoft Azure Purview to Azure Data Factory instances to automatically collect data integration lineage.
    • Quickly determine which analytics and reports already exist without reinventing the wheel.

    Reviews from Real Users

    PeerSpot reviewer Kelly B., Solution Specialist at LobsterPot Solutions, says, “We're building a new system from scratch for our clients and wanted to include data governance. Their solution is hosted in Azure and it seemed logical to go with something that fits with that. Purview has a pretty good interface and I'm satisfied with what the solution does and the price it's being sold at. It integrates well with Azure technologies.” She also adds, “The initial setup was very easy, that's part of the appeal.”

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    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Pharma/Biotech Company18%
    Insurance Company12%
    Healthcare Company12%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Insurance Company7%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Collibra Governance vs. Microsoft Purview
    March 2023
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    Collibra Governance is ranked 1st in Data Governance with 19 reviews while Microsoft Purview is ranked 2nd in Data Governance with 9 reviews. Collibra Governance is rated 7.6, while Microsoft Purview is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Collibra Governance writes "Transformed our cross-functional business teams into one enterprise-facing view". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Purview writes "Saves significant time over manual data documentation and data catalog creation, but data lineage needs improvement". Collibra Governance is most compared with Informatica Axon, Alation Data Catalog, BigID, Ataccama ONE Platform and erwin Data Intelligence by Quest, whereas Microsoft Purview is most compared with Collibra Lineage, Alation Data Catalog, Informatica Axon, Varonis Data Governance Suite and Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager. See our Collibra Governance vs. Microsoft Purview report.

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