Types of Metadata – Hidden Value
There are many types of metadata, but the 3 most widely classified kinds are Business Metadata, Technical Metadata and Semantics Metadata.
Technical metadata describes technical systems processes, and even code. Technical metadata is extracted using some form of metadata scanner or connector/adapter.
Business metadata encompasses business knowledge such as:
- Business Terms
- Business Rules
- Data Governance Policies
- Data Quality Rules
The Advantage of collecting and managing Business Metadata include
- Manage data integration data points
- Determine the scope of an integration project.
- Support regulatory compliance and provide audit ability.
Finally, Semantic Metadata is more or less the synonyms, antonyms and alias information, which when collected and managed provides a value add to the metadata.
When companies ignore the hidden value of their metadata, fail to leverage it or just are not aware it exists, they are missing out on a huge opportunity to streamline costs and improve overall efficiency within their company.
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