The Growth of the Metadata Management Tool Market Is a Reality

Archived Published: 24 March 2016 ID: G00296556


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While the market is still small, the need for organizations to treat information as an asset will make metadata management strategic and will drive significant growth for metadata management tools. CIOs, CDOs and data and analytics leaders must act now to secure the right investment.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Gartner's Research Agenda for Metadata Management
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • The metadata management tool market will double in size in 2017, driven by the information of everything, proliferation of data from the IoT, big data and data lake forces, and requirements for organizations to know what data they have, as information is recognized as an asset with an attached financial value
      • Information of Everything
      • Proliferation of Data
      • Inventory of Data and Algorithms
    • The market will expand to address adjacent requirements; in particular, organizations will need to address information governance needs to better understand existing silos and rules relating to strategic types of information assets
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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