Web-based self-service data preparation providing data socialization, collaboration, data cataloging and governance

  • Enable global collaboration in workspaces
  • Drag and drop data access
  • Combine, clean and use with your favorite tools
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How it Works

Datawatch Monarch Swarm is a web-based self-service data preparation platform, providing access to everyone, everywhere. It enables all employees to easily find and use any data that has been made accessible to them within a data ecosystem. Monarch Swarm creates a social network of certified curated and raw data sets, with controls and limitations defined for each individual. Its comprehensive governance features, including data masking, data retention, data lineage and role-based permissions, enhance trust in data, analytics processes and results.

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“With Monarch Swarm we can easily share fresh data on inventory levels on a store-by-store basis, with purchasing, sales and finance while simplifying our operational processes by re-using data prep models.”

– Kevin Costa, Inventory Control Manager, National Lumber


Data socialization is the next step in the evolution in data accessibility and self-service analytics allowing individuals, teams and organizations to reshape the way companies think about, and employees interact with, their business data. Data socialization eliminates the common barriers to data access and sharing. It creates a “data utopia” for BI analysts, data scientists and business users that boosts their productivity and speeds decision making.

Datawatch Monarch Swarm is the industry’s first data socialization platform, combining self-service data preparation, data cataloging, data stewardship, automation and governance features with key attributes common to social media platforms.

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Technically Speaking

Operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit, Windows Server 2012 64 bit, Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bit
  • Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari 9+, or Google Chrome

Data source inputs: 

  • Documents: PDF Report, Text, CSV, XML, JSON, HTML
  • Relational: Monarch Server – Content, Google Analytics, Access, Excel, SQL Server, PostgresSQL, MySQL, Informix, Oracle, Splunk, Salesforce, DB2, ODBC, OLEDB
  • Big Data:  Hadoop, MongoDB, Cloudant, Redshift, Impala, Sybase
  • Other: Odata, SAP BusinessObjects Universe

Native data exports:  IBM Watson and Cognos Analytics, Tableau, Qlik, Excel, Access, Delimited- and fixed-text formats

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Shared Data Platform

“An online data marketplace where users and analysts can search for data sets, see how their peers are using the information, and then select the best-fit data sets for their needs minimizes redundancy, increases efficiency and prevents the use of incomplete or poorly suited data and resulting flawed analysis.”                                                   Dave Wells, Analyst, Eckerson Research

Gain seamless visibility and collaboration amongst teams by sharing raw and curated data sets.

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Improved Productivity

“Data socialization adds agility and crowd sourcing benefits that lead to effective data governance, an informed IT organization that knows how data is used, and ability to provide certified data sets for analysis.”      Dave Wells, Analyst, Eckerson Research

With Monarch Swarm, reclaim lost hours and improve productivity with the ability to acquire and prepare data from any source, eliminate/automate redundant work across different silos,  and share techniques and curated data with peers.


“Monarch Swarm gives us the ability to construct a collaborative data management environment for inventory, sales and finance operations.”     – Kevin Costa, Inventory Control Manager, National Lumber

Leverage user ratings, recommendations, discussions, comments and popularity to make better decisions about which data to use. Share and comment on workspaces and data sources to better understand the relevancy of data in relation to how it’s utilized by different user roles in the organization.

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Personalized Experience

Benefit from machine learning capabilities, which identify patterns of use and success, perform data quality scoring, suggest relevant sources, and automatically recommend likely data preparation actions based on user persona with Monarch Swarm.

Use With Your Favorite Tools

With native support for the most popular visualization and advanced analytics tools, your prepared data can be fully leveraged for a wide variety of tasks.  From analytics to operational processes, put the full value of Datawatch Monarch to use throughout your organization.

Seamless compatibility with IBM Watson and Cognos Analytics, Tableau, Qlik, Excel, Access

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