the world's most trusted open-source data management software
Build everything from open data portals to enterprise data catalogs.
Whether you are looking toCKAN lets you build systems that scale.
WHY CHOOSE US
We built CKAN and the world’s first data portals
Our team is proud to be led by the creator of CKAN himself, Dr. Rufus Pollock, president at Datopian. We built CKAN, the world's leading open-source data management platform and the world's first portals for publishing open data such as data.gov and data.gov.uk.
WHY CHOOSE US
Serving clients from all over the world
We've worked for companies and organizations like Google, the World Bank and FedEx, and have successfully deployed dozens of projects for government, Fortune 500 enterprises and international NGOs.
WHAT IS CKAN?
Your complete data management solution
CKAN makes it easy to publish, share and work with data and metadata. It's a data management system that provides a powerful platform for cataloging, storing and accessing datasets with a rich front-end, full API (for both data and catalog), visualization tools and more.
What makes CKAN the leading data management software?
CKAN is usable both ‘out of the box’ and as a powerful framework for creating more tailored systems. CKAN’s combination of open-source codebase and enterprise support make it uniquely attractive for organizations looking to build customized, enterprise- or government-grade solutions.
Ready to go out of the box
CKAN lets you get a working data solution up and running in minutes. Create a base product quickly and start extending and customizing it as you go.
Too many companies spend thousands adjusting their processes to fit a new technology. CKAN works around your existing workflows and systems.
Free to use
Avoid vendor lock-in and expensive upgrades with open-source software. CKAN is aimed at those looking for a sustainable data management strategy.
A flexible platform
CKAN is a “Data Management System” (DMS). As a CMS is for content, a DMS is for data. Like a CMS, a DMS is a platform that can be used to create a variety of solutions. CKAN's open source nature and extensive usage make it easy to customize and integrate.
A gateway to your data whether publicly or inside the enterprise. CKAN powers the world's leading data portals.
Inventory your data, collect and standardize metadata, track data lineage. CKAN is a standard choice for enterprise data catalogs.
CKAN stores both metadata and data with unlimited scalability in the cloud. It's therefore a perfect foundation for data lakes & meshes.
All the features you need
CKAN provides a wide range of features for data management, including data cataloguing, data governance, data quality control, data workflows, and data backup and recovery.
Say goodbye to frustration. Navigate and explore your data with ease.
Our drag-and-drop feature makes it easy for anyone to publish open data, regardless of skill
Advanced Data Visualization
Empower your users to uncover insights and trends in your open data with our powerful self-service visualization tools.
Make your data come alive with our beautiful charts and quick insights - showcasing your best datasets has never been easier.
Get the best features from CKAN. Perfect for organizations looking for a lightweight and cost-effective solution.
Get more done, with less hassle without worrying about maintenance and support. On our cloud or yours. You choose.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We are the CKAN experts
Datopian are the co-creators, co-stewards and one of the main developers of CKAN. We design, develop and scale CKAN solutions for everyone from government to the Fortune 500. We also monitor client use cases for data to ensure that CKAN is responding to genuine challenges faced by real organizations.