Metadata is data that describes other data – it holds the answers to questions such as ‘who collected this?’ and ‘what is its purpose?'. Metadata management is, therefore, the administration of ‘data that describes other data’. Using an extensive range of technologies, we are able to gather and store the answers to these questions. The collected information helps you to understand the quality of your data and those all-important data relationships.
To truly understand the value of your data, you need to have a knowledge of its background and how it integrates with other data. For example, on first look, data collected last year might appear to be more reliable than data over 5 years old. However, who owns the data, why it was collected, and the security level all have a bearing on how valuable it is. Metadata provides the answers to these contextual questions.
Through metadata management, you will have one centralised piece of technology that stores this knowledge. It will be organised in a simple and accessible way so you can fully harness your data’s value.
At Comma Group, we combine metadata management with machine learning and human knowledge to create a fully integrated service.
We are the UK’s leading partner for Alex Solutions who offer everything necessary to build a single source of metadata in their enterprise metadata management platform. They have featured as a Leader in Gartner’s Metadata Management Solutions Magic Quadrant for three consecutive years.
Comma's experience and expertise coupled with Alex Solutions metadata management platform can help you maximise your investment in data governance technology.
As data culture continues to boom, metadata management has become increasingly important. Companies are both generating and consuming data in huge quantities. Consequently, understanding the context of data has become vital for data governance and general management.
Other benefits include:
Metadata management does more for your company than improve other data management techniques. It is essential when looking to streamline your data collection and storage methods.
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