CKAN Data Management DMS

A more decoupled CKAN: making CKAN easier to customize, maintain and extend

Currently, CKAN implicitly has four distinct components: Frontend — a component for all the “read” functionality e.g. displaying datasets, organisations etc; searching for datasets. Admin UI — for creating and editing datasets etc. API (logic layer) — the API for storing metadata and data and carrying out all the other operations needed by the Frontend […]

CKAN Germany Open Data

Leveraging CKAN for publishing open data in Germany

Effective data management is crucial for public administrations, who collect large amounts of diverse data on a daily basis. They differ from other data-collecting organizations in the sense that the data they produce arguably can have more impact outside of the organisation than it can inside it. Open data, i.e. the provision of administrative data […]

CKAN Open Data

Podcast: Open Knowledge Foundation founder (and Datopian President!) Rufus Pollock shares the the organisation’s backstory

July 10, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen This article is a summary of an interview between Rufus Pollock and Richard Pietro for the podcast series Stories from the Open Gov. Rufus tells the story of the Open Knowledge Foundation’s journey, from its founding to its future. Click here to listen to the full podcast. TIP […]

CKAN Data Portal DataOS Vision

Datopian Vision Q&A: the need for Data Management, DataOS, Open Source and more

The following is a transcript of a Q&A with Datopian Founder and President Rufus Pollock about the vision for Datopian over the long-term. Key Takeaway We think there is a huge opportunity around data management in general. Because today data management is a mess inside many enterprises. We want to help solve that mess, to […]

CKAN datasets

Subscribe to Datasets: New CKAN Feature Explained

June 16, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Irio Musskopf, with graphics by Monika Popova Last month, we announced the launch of a new CKAN feature developed by Datopian that allows users to subscribe to datasets. This is an opt-in feature that sends users an email notification when a dataset to which they are subscribed […]

CKAN Government Open Data

Open Data Northern Ireland looks to an Open Government future with Datopian

June 5, 2020 by Audrey Lobo-Pulo As Open Data Northern Ireland (NI) roll out their new strategy focusing on more open data publications in the civil service and better community outcomes, the future for Open Government in NI looks bright with Datopian at their side. Our CEO, Paul Walsh, speaks to our clients Iain Fleming […]


Release: Subscribe to CKAN datasets

April 28, 2020 by Irio Musskopf We are releasing a new service where people can get notified when datasets change. We believe we can build better products through collaboration. Following past examples, we are now open-sourcing a new project: Data Subscriptions. With Data Subscriptions, you can deploy CKAN instances and allow users to get notified […]

CKAN Data Management Frictionless Data

Announcing Frictionless Data Joint Stewardship

March 31, 2020 by Paul Walsh Our colleagues at the Open Knowledge Foundation announced the Joint Stewardship of Frictionless Data in December 2019. Some of that announcement post is below, and I also wanted to give some more context on this and how it relates to our work at Datopian going forward. Several of us […]


CKAN: Some Ideas for the Road Ahead

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CKAN G-Cloud

CKAN now available on G-Cloud 9

May 23, 2017 by Sebastian Moleski We are happy to announce that CKAN is now available under the G-Cloud 9 framework. This special program creating a digital marketplace for cloud-based solutions was created by the UK government to implement its “cloud first” strategy. G-Cloud 9 makes procurement of cloud solutions simple and transparent. Check out […]