vs. Azure Purview

See why leading brands use DataGalaxy's SaaS-native platform to improve governance and cataloging initiatives.


Full comparison Data Catalog: DataGalaxy VS. Azure Purview

DataGalaxy and Azure Purview emerge as two leading solutions, each packing a suite of features for superior data management. Their distinct capabilities make them the go-to choices for enterprises keen on refining their data governance frameworks. The decision between them is largely influenced by an organization’s specific requirements and objectives.

Why choose DataGalaxy over Azure Purview?

Based on Gartner PeerInsights Reviews 2023 & Customers Reviews



Azure Purview



Ease of Deployment

Low Complexity Medium
4.7 Product reliability 4.3
Ease of Integration  3.8
5 Adoption Business Users 4.5
Ability to Understand Needs 4.2
4.9 Support 4.5
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Ease of Use



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  • DataGalaxy has a straightforward setup process and offers pre-built connectors for popular data sources, which facilitates easy connection and cataloging of data.
  • The platform also provides a guided onboarding process to help users get started quickly, which is beneficial especially for beginners.
  • Some users have found DataGalaxy's interface to be user-friendly, and the platform's design and navigation are well-received​.
  • Azure Purview, with its comprehensive data cataloging and scanning, may require a more extensive orientation.
  • Its interface, while robust, may need some acclimatization for new users.
  • Provides a powerful search functionality, albeit with a requirement for familiarity with Azure's ecosystem.





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  • DataGalaxy offers several collaboration features for teams to work together on data-related tasks
  • Unique web browser plugin allows users to comment on and share data assets directly from their web browser
  • Integrates with popular collaboration tools such as Slack and Microsoft Teams
  • Azure Purview’s integration with Azure services lays the foundation for collaborative data governance.
  • Azure Purview supports role-based access control ensuring secure collaboration.
  • However, it might not provide as intuitive a collaborative experience as DataGalaxy.

Customer Support



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  • DataGalaxy has established a portal for customers to submit ideas for improvements or report technical issues, responding within a 2 to 3 day timeframe.
  • The customer support team is known for being responsive and providing personalized support to customers.
  • DataGalaxy also offers online resources including a knowledge base, FAQs, and tutorials to help users self-serve their inquiries.
  • Azure Purview, being a part of Microsoft's suite of products, has a range of support options available through Azure Support Plans. Customers can choose a plan that best fits their needs, whether they are just starting their cloud journey or are part of a large organization deploying business-critical applications​.
  • The support plans include a variety of service levels and response times, enabling customers to select the level of support that aligns with their operational requirements.
  • Additionally, there are community forums, documentation, and other online resources available for self-service support.




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  • Cloud native architecture allows for easy scalability with business needs
  • Built on microservices and containerization technologies to handle increasing workloads
  • Can seamlessly adapt to the changing needs of an organization
    Provides consistent performance even as the data landscape expands

  • Azure Purview, deeply integrated with the Azure ecosystem, offers superior cloud-native features.

  • Its scalability and flexibility are top-notch, accommodating growing enterprise needs.

  • Enhanced integration with other Azure services provides a holistic cloud-native data governance solution.




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DataGalaxy offers a substantial library of ready-to-go connectors for a variety of data platforms:


  • Data Warehouses & Databases: Snowflake, Databricks, Salesforce, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Azure Synapse, among others​.
  • Data Visualization: PowerBI, Looker, Tableau Server, Qlik Sense, etc​.
  • Data Processing and Others: Amazon Glue, Azure Data Lake, Teradata, Vertica, and more​.
  • CRM and NoSQL: Hubspot, Salesforce, MongoDB, DynamoDB, etc​.
  • Custom Integrations: Excel, CSV, and others for custom data integration needs


Azure Purview supports numerous connectors, detailed as follows:

  • Azure Services: Includes Blob Storage, Data Lake, Cosmos DB, SQL Database, and more.
  • Databases: Encompasses Amazon RDS, SQL Server, Oracle, among others.
  • File Stores: Features connectors like Amazon S3.
  • Services and Apps: Integrates with Power BI, Salesforce, and similar services.




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  • DataGalaxy offers flexible pricing options for their data catalog solution
  • Provides a quote-based pricing model based on the specific needs of each organization
  • Appears to be a considerably more affordable solution according to some customer reviews.
  • Azure Purview offers tiered pricing, though it may be on the higher side for larger enterprises.
  • Its pricing model is transparent but the costs for extensive data governance needs may add up.
  • Additional costs for support packages and extra features could be a consideration.

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Why does DataGalaxy offer more value?

Accelerated User Adoption

Our user-friendly data catalog integrates with popular platforms like Slack and Teams, making it easy for your team to access and use the data they need. 

Cloud Ready and On Premise Flexibility

Our data catalog is cloud-agnostic, giving you the best of both worlds - on-premise control and cloud scalability.

Seamless Integration with your Existing Tools

Our data catalog seamlessly integrates with your existing tools and systems, with no disruption to your technology stack.

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Investing in our data catalog can a substantial return on investment (ROI) for your organization. And with a positive net present value (NPV), our data catalog is designed to provide long-term value for your organization.

DataGalaxy's unique features

- Search & Discovery

Google-Like Search

Stop searching for data and start finding it where it belongs. Our data catalog transforms tribal knowledge into accessible and useful data, with the help of Metabot for suggestions and tasks. Our dynamic search bar provides instant access to centralized information, and our natural language features make it easy to find the data you need based on your goals and technical knowledge.


- Browser Extension

Right Click and Search

Users need to understand and trust the reports, dashboards, and spreadsheets.  What they can’t afford to do is stop and go look it up somewhere.  They need the knowledge immediately at the point of use.  The DataGalaxy Browser Extension provides the ability to simply highlight text in any webpage and immediately pop open everything it knows.

- Toggle Mode

Adapted to your technical Knowledge

DataGalaxy provides the right data, at the right moment. It ensures a global comprehension with a toggle profile feature, adapting your results based on your personal technical skill.
Our collaborative tools enhance communication between IT and other users, making your data the heart of your organization.


- Metabot

Increase data classification with AI/ML

DataGalaxy is a platform made by humans, for humans. But we know that the help of artificial intelligence will help you a lot!


- Social Data Network

Active Metadata Management

Avoid clogged data information into your organisation with effective communication. The Datacatalog is able to bride gap between IT and business users to establish freedom of knowledge. Empower your teams and ensure democratize data. Create, change, improve… your data come alive with our collaborative tools.


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If we understand data better, we consume it faster.
The observed results can be illustrated by the fact that complex questions about data are answered more quickly and that there is a growing appetite on the part of the business to complete the data catalog.


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Company data leader

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