Gartner Research

Metadata Is the Fish Finder in Data Lakes

Published: 05 October 2015

ID: G00274543

Analyst(s): Guido De Simoni


Data lakes offer an unconstrained storage model but without the assurances and benefits common to an enterprise data warehouse, or associated with effective metadata management. Information leaders must therefore address specific metadata challenges to accelerate the productivity of data lake users.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Plan for Effective Metadata Management to Operationalize (or Manage) Your Data Lake
    • Areas of focus
  • Evaluate the Technology for the Data Lake Using the Gartner ICF to Support Your Metadata Management Approach
  • Leverage Data Lineage Metadata in Support of Business Scenarios Requiring or Benefiting From Traceability of Data Within the Data Lake

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