The Heart of our Marketplace
The data catalog is the heart of the ADVANEO data marketplace. It is used to manage all data entries and make them usable.
All data entries of the portal are described and indexed in detail using a metadata standard. This is developed in-house and based on IDSA standards. A modern and intuitively usable search engine enables easy searching and filtering of the whole database.
The entire platform as well as the search function itself can be used across 16 languages.
What are metadata?
One of the special features of the data marketplace is that any data that can be found on the portal is only stored as metadata with reference to the original data source.
Metadata describes the content of the available data sets without revealing the actual content. For example, if the actual data record is a table file with sensor data, the ADVANEO data marketplace exclusively contains metadata consisting of a meaningful title, a description of the content, keywords, categories, file size, file format, etc.
Search options in the database
Three modern search and filter options based on the extensively processed metadata are available for navigation through the wide range of products.
Classic text field search
As with large information portals (Google, Wikipedia, Amazon…), the first point of entry into the data search is a familiar, single-line text field for simple entry of the search terms. These search terms can be further processed in the results overview either by hand or by using predefined filters (left side of the results overview). The search function can be used across all languages.
The Discovery feature is a visual, immersive search experience, specifically designed to provide users with a novel graphical navigation through the platform’s data network. Data and its metadata-level connections are represented graphically, providing new insights.
Tip: Can provide inspiration for a new look at the existing possibilities and is particularly well suited for an introduction.
In addition to the two graphical front-end solutions, the data marketplace also offers more experienced users the possibility* to communicate directly with the database via APIs. Currently, APIs allow you to add and search records via metadata. More detailed information will be available in our API documentation link in the future.
In addition to these accesses, navigation is supported by a recommendation system for data records based on machine learning.
*Access to the API is restricted by membership type.