CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding, and using data. CKAN is open source, free software
CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies, and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available. CKAN powers the UK open data portal and many others. CKAN is open source and can be downloaded and used for free. Users can also get hosting and support from a range of suppliers.
About the platform – CKAN provides a rich search experience that allows for quick ‘Google-style’ keyword search as well as faceting by tags and browsing between related datasets. Users can quickly see what datasets are available, in which formats, and with which license, straight from the search results. All dataset fields are searchable (see below for the metadata we bring out into the interface) – Source: CKAN