Gartner Research

Six Common Approaches to Metadata Federation and Consolidation

Published: 25 August 2011

ID: G00214300

Analyst(s): Mike Blechar

Summary

Effective metadata management requires federating or consolidating metadata as a "connective tissue" across technologies. Here we explore six common approaches organizations use to address this need.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • The Pervasive Nature of Metadata
    • Information Assets
  • Sources of Metadata
  • The Six Common Approaches to Metadata Federation and Consolidation
    • A Closer Look at the Six Approaches
  • Current Trends

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