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Five Reasons Why Big Data Needs Metadata Management and How to Leverage It

Published: 16 June 2015

ID: G00274539

Analyst(s): Guido De Simoni


Big data presents large volumes of data in varied formats and types for analysis. To expose this data as a successful strategic information management initiative, its metadata must be suitably defined. This research helps information leaders to leverage metadata management in big data initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Reason 1: Semantic Support for Information Assets Classification
  • Reason 2: Lineage for Visibility Through Complex Data Pipelines
  • Reason 3: Enterprise Metadata Management for Aligned Governance
  • Reason 4: Metadata Collection for New Use Cases
  • Reason 5: Metadata Discovery for Social Data

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