Best Practice Report

Technology Landscape: Metadata Management, Q2 2013

The Foundation For Data Governance, Tooling, And More

June 17th, 2013
HP
Henry Peyret
With contributors:
Michele Goetz , Alex Cullen , Mackenzie Cahill

Summary

Metadata management is the foundation for data governance, management, and use. But despite this, firms have a spotty record of collecting, harmonizing, and managing the metadata inherent in their business. Neglect may have been acceptable when a business' data was generated and used internally and IT was the intermediary between business need and the data itself — but not anymore. The explosion of types and sources of business data and the pressure on business to make a broader range of decisions on this data have raised the bar for metadata management. Metadata management solutions that started several years ago primarily around modeling must now evolve to better support a changing business and data landscape. This document describes the metadata management solutions landscape, with information on 37 vendors and their respective coverage.

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