Here’s the difference between Castor and Lightdash. The comparison is based on pricing, deployment, business model, and other important factors.
Castor is a cloud-based collaborative data discovery tool for companies. It provides a plug-and-play and collaboration tool that enable enterprises to document all the knowledge related to data within the company with lineage, data catalog, search, GDPR, & data management features. Monetizes through subscription-based pricing plans.
Lightdash removes the gap between your data transformation layer and your data visualization layer. It enables data analysts and engineers to control all of their business intelligence (data transformations/business logic as well as data visualization) in a single place. Lightdash integrates with your dbt project and gives a framework for defining metrics and specifying joins between models all within your existing dbt YAML files. The data output from your dbt project is then available for exploring and sharing in Lightdash.
|Categories||Data Discovery, Data Privacy and Governance, Data Cataloging||Metrics Store, Business Intelligence (BI)|
|Stage||Early Stage||Early Stage|
|Target Segment||Mid size||Mid size, SMBs|
|Business Model||Commercial||Open Source|
|Pricing||Contact Sales, Freemium||Freemium|
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