Metadata Management Success Requires Effective Active Metadata

Michelle GenserJune 30, 2019

With data today in constant motion, automated data management strategies are critical to meet operational objectives and build a competitive advantage. In this two-part series, I explain how active metadata and data governance are transforming how organizations manage and leverage data.

Success in any organization today depends on understanding, harnessing, and deploying data resources to support enterprise departments. Effectively leveraging metadata is essential to these efforts. It represents a powerful tool to help organizations classify, manage, and organize massive amounts of data and select the right data for advanced analytics to drive actionable insights.

However, as data is ingested, created, and transformed across an organization’s data supply chain, metadata is also changing. If metadata is kept current and updated, both data value and data consumer understanding decline. If users don’t understand available data assets, they’re less likely to choose the right data for the right task. Consequently, insights are missed, opportunities are lost, and data is devalued.

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