WE KNOW HOW TO BUILD DATA PORTALS
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. We have successfully deployed dozens of projects for government, Fortune 500 enterprises, and international NGOs.
NEXT-GEN DATA PORTALS
Uniting CKAN's power with modern frontend excellence
Using our innovative next-generation approach to architecting data portals we can combine CKAN with the latest frontend technologies to give the best of both worlds: a powerful data catalog backend combined with a rich, modern frontend experience. A platform that is upgraded and maintained easily and easy to use for the end user.
DISCOVER DATAHUB OPEN DATA
MANAGE, PUBLISH, AND SHOWCASE OPEN DATA
Perfect fusion of functionality and design
DataHub Open Data is our cutting-edge fusion of CKAN's robust backend capabilities and PortalJS's sleek, modern front-end design. PortalJS is a framework for rapidly building rich data portal frontends using a modern approach (also created by Datopian). We've combined our extensive expertise in CKAN with PortalJS to deliver a modern open data portal solution that's both easy to use and visually stunning.
Easy setup in three steps
With just a few clicks, you can set up a professional-looking CKAN-based data portal that's ready to use in no time. No coding skills required.
Designed specifically for organizations looking for an affordable, cost-effective solution.
Democratizing the power of data
Our solution offers a seamless experience for the preparation, publication, and analysis of open data, for both internal stakeholders and the public at large. Go beyond the open data portal and publish with purpose using value-added services for fine-grained access, quality assessment, data enrichment, personal data de-identification, and more.
Easy publishing for non-technical staff
Make publishing data openly an everyday activity for all types of staff in your organization.
Foundation for your transparency initiatives
Support transparency initiatives by releasing data on information such as taxes, public spending, and law enforcement.
Central point of discovery
Save time and enable innovation by making data accessible by UI and API.
CKAN-based out-of-the-box solution
Jumpstart your data management journey with a ready-to-use open data portal, minimizing setup time and complexity.
Highly scalable and customizable
Adapt and expand your open data portal with ease to meet your organization's evolving data needs and requirements.
Budget-friendly and efficient
Leverage a cost-effective solution that delivers exceptional value without compromising functionality or performance.
What makes CKAN so popular for open data?
CKAN is the go-to choice for open data, empowering organizations worldwide to harness its power and versatility. Simplifying data sharing, fostering transparency, and boosting collaboration. Flexible. Scalable. User-friendly.
INTUITIVE USER EXPERIENCE
Efficiently publish, search, and manage datasets with CKAN's user-friendly web interface, designed for users of all technical backgrounds.
ADVANCED SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY
Empower users to easily locate the data they need with CKAN's advanced ‘Google-style’ keyword search functionality, including faceted search and filtering options.
Leverage CKAN's modular design to effortlessly integrate custom features, extensions, and enhancements for a tailored data management solution.
SCALABILITY AT ITS CORE
Confidently handle vast amounts of data with CKAN's scalable architecture, designed to meet the needs of diverse organizations.
ROBUST API CAPABILITIES
Unlock CKAN's powerful API potential to develop tailored applications and seamlessly integrate with external systems.
COMPREHENSIVE METADATA SUPPORT
Enhance discoverability with CKAN's extensive metadata support, ensuring your datasets are well-documented and easily accessible.
DATA VISUALIZATION MASTERY
Harness built-in visualization tools and integrate external libraries to transform raw data into actionable insights.
GRANULAR ACCESS CONTROL
Safeguard your data with precise access control features, empowering administrators to manage user permissions effectively.
SECURE AND RELIABLE
Trust in CKAN's robust security measures and reliable infrastructure, safeguarding your data and providing peace of mind for your organization.
CLOUD AND ON-PREMISE DEPLOYMENT
Choose the deployment model that suits your organization best, with support for both cloud-based and on-premise installations.
ONGOING SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE
Rely on CKAN's dedicated support network for ongoing assistance, updates, and maintenance, ensuring a stable and optimized open data platform.
VIBRANT DEVELOPER COMMUNITY
Benefit from a dedicated and active community of developers, users, and organizations that contribute to CKAN's growth and offer invaluable support.
Experience the power of a thriving open-source community that fosters innovation and adaptation, ensuring CKAN evolves to meet your organization's needs.
TRUSTED BY THE BEST
Join the ranks of renowned governments, NGOs, and private organizations worldwide that have chosen CKAN for their open data initiatives.
How it works
Experience a perfect blend of professional insights and cutting-edge technology, as our team guides you from in-depth analysis to continuous support. Our expert-driven, step-by-step approach guarantees a customized solution that elevates your organization's data management to new heights.
We carry out a technical analysis to identify where you fall on the data management maturity model and appraise your existing systems.
IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS
You tell us your area of need, your organization's specific objectives, and the data you want to publish, and we work together to define your goals.
We conduct a thorough analysis of your requirements and identify the necessary features, customizations, and integrations.
RAPID DATA PORTAL SETUP
We set up a solution that is ready to go straight out of the box. This takes minutes.
DATA INTEGRATION AND MIGRATION
We work closely with you to integrate and migrate your data into the open data portal, ensuring that it's properly formatted, cleaned, and organized to meet open data standards.
If needed, we work with you to customize and extend your solution. This can include adding data visualization tools and features such as data versioning, secure data sharing, etc.
TESTING, QUALITY ASSURANCE, AND DEPLOYMENT
Our team conducts rigorous testing and quality assurance to ensure the open data portal is functioning optimally and meeting your requirements.
USER TRAINING AND DOCUMENTATION
We provide comprehensive training and documentation for your team, ensuring they are well-equipped to manage and maintain the open data portal effectively.
ONGOING SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE
We provide ongoing support and maintenance (regular updates, security patches, and troubleshooting) to ensure your portal continues to meet your needs.
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