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Data Marketplace, Data Catalog, and Data Sharing Agreements: Let’s Make It Clear

September 18, 2023

As some of you already know, I am dedicating these summer days to the writing of my new book, “99 Questions About Data Management,” which follows in some way the book “20 Things You Have to Know About Data Management.” After the many questions I have received, I find it interesting to answer this one: What is the difference between a data marketplace and a data catalog?

Data Marketplace vs. Data Catalog

A data marketplace is a platform where data sets can be contracted and made available. It differs from a data catalog in its approach, since it presupposes that there are “transactions” between parties – not necessarily “external,” monetized data.