Who’s using it
There are hundreds of CKAN portals live, with hundreds of thousands of datasets being used. For example, there are over 800,000 datasets on the European data portal alone.
Here in Australia, CKAN is used by the Australian Government (CKAN is the foundation for the whole open data platform across Australia), NSW Government and CSIRO’s Data61. The National Map also uses CKAN to source data from open data portals and to build its catalogue.
Some specific advantages of CKAN include:
Open source (i.e. free with no vendor lock-in)
Widely used around the world with a growing base
Extensive use in key governments across the world
Built for data custodians, e.g. government (as well as machines and end users)
Integrates well with websites and apps