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"I find the metadata feature valuable because it replaces the coding.""It's incredibly easy to use.""It's not a complicated product.""There is a good community setup around the solution that can provide insights.""As far as the functionality of the tool is concerned, it's pretty slick.""The catalog feature is definitely valuable because it makes ingesting the metadata of any application quite simple. You don't have to do things manually. You can just schedule an import, and it will just refresh the metadata of whatever application you want. That's what I like. I usually work on the technical side, and other than that, I usually create integrations. I integrate Collibra with different environments or applications. I'm a developer, so I cannot vouch for the business, but for me, it is quite developer-friendly with the Java API interface and the REST API interface that they have provided. It is good for creating dashboards based on the needs of each and every role. It can be user-specific or group-specific. We usually create dashboards and give them to our business users, and they are quite happy with that.""From the perspective of a data user, the solution has a great search capability.""The automation process is very strong."

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"ObserveIT is small, easy to use, easy to deploy, and is not complicated, so it's more generally suited for only SMBs. It's a good value with a cheaper price."

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"The connectors are not very sophisticated. They can do, for example, Informatica and Tableau, but the connectors themselves could be improved.""It would be better if there was a way to import all data and metadata in an automatic way in one block form.""It should have more integrations with things like CyberArk because its main purpose is GDPR implementation. We have to have more scope for things that implement more privacy. CyberArk makes sure your credentials are vaulted and your things are secure when you're creating your integrations or connecting to an application. I do believe that they are working on this feature.""Occasionally we get little bugs that occur, however, this is typical.""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.""While connecting with the data source, it's not very easy. If there's a firewall, it is difficult to connect with the database. It's not easy when you are configuring on the database.""The workflows and the language they use needs to be improved.""Where it isn't great is on older technologies that you'll typically find in finance or insurance industries, such as older types of data with VSAM or ISAM, or those types of older technologies. It just doesn't connect with them very easily."

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"ObserveIT is not scalable and it's not for the medium to large corporations. It's for the smaller environments. For the larger corporations, we have other scalable solutions."

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  • "I am not so much aware of price details. Initially, there was an add-on NuSoft license to use the DVC connector that NuSoft gives to create integrations, but Collibra is now phasing out of it slowly. Collibra is cutting ties with them is what we have been led to believe, and we have started developing on Spring Boot, which is open source."
  • "I think it is on a yearly basis, but I'm not involved with the pricing session, so I have no idea. There are several licenses for different models. You get one license per product, but a lot of features are controlled separately through different licenses. So, as and when you want to use a feature, you have to procure the license for that feature."
  • "I think they have a trust issue. I did not like the way they recently went through the process. They were like, "Finish this SOW first, only then will we sign the other SOW." Or, "Finish this code." I didn't like that much."
  • "I would say it's probably in line with what other vendors charge for licensing."
  • "It is substantial, and we do pay yearly."
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    Collibra Data Governance Center is an enterprise-wide data governance solution that puts people and processes first, automating data governance and management to quickly and securely deliver trusted data to the business users who need it.

    The biggest security problem today is people. Insiders are responsible for 90% of security incidents, per the 2015 Verizon DBIR Report. Organizations need to manage security risk from vendors, privileged users and high-risk users. ObserveIT captures video playback of policy violations and comprehensive metadata related to what people are doing, with this information, you can easily search and see what happened without translating logs or investigating across multiple systems.

    Try a free 15-day trial of ObserveIT today.

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    Ministry of Economy Science and Innovation, Aspen Insurance, Barry Callebaut, Colt
    Coca Cola, Allianz, Premiere League, Xerox, AIG, Cigna, Starbucks, Revlon, Toshiba, Nissan and more.
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Insurance Company20%
    Healthcare Company20%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Insurance Company6%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Insurance Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise82%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Collibra Governance is ranked 1st in Data Governance with 18 reviews while ObserveIT is ranked 2nd in User Activity Monitoring with 1 review. Collibra Governance is rated 7.8, while ObserveIT is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Collibra Governance writes "Offers many features for the best relative price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ObserveIT writes "Good value, easy to use, and easy to deploy". Collibra Governance is most compared with Microsoft Azure Purview, Informatica Axon, Alation Data Catalog, Ataccama ONE Platform and BigID, whereas ObserveIT is most compared with Teramind, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Varonis Datalert, Forcepoint UEBA and Exabeam Fusion SIEM.

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