Tag "Metadata Management"

The Next Generation of Metadata Management (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, we began with the roots of Metadata Management. In this post, we look at the need to have an enterprise metadata cataloging solution. Big Data’s close relation to Metadata Management Now is the new era of Big Data. This includes the next-generation capabilities of various areas including machine learning, predictive... more

Self Service BI vs Data Governance: How to be “Data Agile” with a Catalog

Business users always had an insatiable hunger for data. They were already discovering and mashing up data from different sources, aggregating them in excel and presenting PowerPoint analysis in the 1990s, albeit with difficulty. Then technology caught up. Self-service Business Intelligence tools like Tableau, Qlikview and more recently Amazon QuickSight made the aggregating, visualizing and sharing... more

The Next Generation of Metadata Management (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of a series on the Next Generation of Metadata Solutions. In this post, we begin with the roots – The need to revamp existing metadata management solutions. History Metadata Management originated in the late 80s and early 90s, when Data Warehousing was sowing its roots. Businesses had expanded their definitions for... more

Data Lake Management: Maintaining Data Lake Order with “Fish Management”

Every data lake is dynamic and never exactly alike which makes managing a data lake a daunting task. As we discussed in prior blogs, we know what’s in the lake and introduced a variety of fish to the lake, we need to manage a lake efficiently, making sure the water quality is good, weeds are... more

Data Lake Management: Introducing a Variety of “Fish” to Your Lake

You’ve built a data catalog of fish (I’m using fish here as an analogy for data), identifying three categories: Near-shore, bottom-shore and off-shore fish and tagging fish according to various categories. Your catalog also goes one level deep by identifying different levels of plankton! What about introducing new varieties of fishes to the data lake?... more

Data Lake Management: Do You Know the Type of “Fish” You Caught?

“Different types of fish live in a community and when you understand their relationship to each other, you have a better chance of catching what you want.” thompsonadvertisinginc.com You navigated your way to the lake and read up on the fundamentals of fish management and introduced the data lake management principles. As you drove up to... more

Metadata Management is the Foundation of Data Intelligence Applications that Power Business

When it comes to addressing mission-critical business problems, comprehensive metadata management is a critical capability for any enterprise information management strategy. In the Gartner report “Market Guide for Metadata Management Solutions”, Gartner’s clients stated they want metadata management capabilities in order to address five major use cases: Data Governance, BI & Analytics, MDM, SOA, and... more

Data Governance: the 4 Know/Hows

I recently attended a meeting with a Financial Services organization on understanding the value of Data Governance. The audience were senior stakeholders in the business and they were not interested in a technology discussion. Their objective was to understand the value they could achieve by adopting an enterprise-wide data governance approach. They also wanted to... more

Data Governance – Eating the Elephant One Bite at a Time

Data governance supports many different business objectives, in areas such as cost control and risk reduction,  enabling advanced analytics to support better decision making, driving more targeted marketing campaigns to improve cross-sell and upsell, etc.. Well-designed data governance programs benefit the business via a holistic data management process that promises to deliver clean, connected and... more

Chasing Metadata to Improve Decision Quality

You could say that our lives are ultimately a collection of decisions – small and big, personal and business, short and long term oriented.  They could have the potential of impacting a number of lives, altering the course of an organization’s trajectory, or influencing our individual happiness.  What’s interesting in all of these situations is... more