Gartner Research

Two Best Practices for Effective Metadata Management for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Published: 12 March 2013

ID: G00231355

Analyst(s): Roxane Edjlali


This note provides information managers with guidance on how to select the most effective approach to metadata management in support of data warehousing and business intelligence projects.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • The Three Levels of Metadata Management Approaches: Limited, Moderate and Robust


  • Select Your Metadata Management Approach to DW/BI From a Variety of Key Factors
    • Visualizing the Mapping of Key Factors to Metadata Management Approaches
    • Looking At Four Key Factors Affecting the Metadata Management Strategy in Depth
  • Focus on Evolving Technology and Metadata Integration While Your Approach to Other Key Factors Matures
  • Sources of Metadata for Federation and Consolidation
    • Approaches to DW/BI Federation and Consolidation

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