Metadata management is seeing a resurgence in the industry with new ways to influence business success and profitability. Managing Director of international information management consulting company Global Data Strategy Donna Burbank and Octopai CEO Amnon Drori discuss metadata consumers, storage, publication and governance.
The Missing Link in Enterprise Data Governance: Automated Metadata Management
So many companies and organizations are drowning in their data, and have not yet internalized the criticality of metadata as part of their data governance startegy. As the ‘data about data,’ metadata provides the value and purpose of the data content, thereby becoming an extremely effective tool for quickly locating information – a must for BI groups dealing with analytics and business user reporting.
Most organizations have repositories of data everywhere, many BI and analytics technologies, and multiple streams of data integration and/or data preparation – all with their own sets of metadata. No wonder BI implementers and business users are frustrated, confused, and lost when it comes to using these critical assets.