Gartner Research

Deploying Effective Metadata Management Solutions

Published: 02 April 2018

ID: G00347645

Analyst(s): Thornton Craig


Metadata is a fount of untapped business value, but the flood of data impedes technical professionals from unlocking that value. Organizations that learn the art of using role-based frameworks to organize and process metadata can boost their data processing performance and business intelligence.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is Metadata Management, and Why Is It Important?
  • How Can a Role-Based Model Be Used to Identify and Categorize Metadata and Boost Its Value?
  • How Should Technical Professionals Address the Three Main Metadata Management Components — Capture, Categorize and Use?
    • Capturing Metadata
    • Categorizing Metadata
    • Using Metadata
  • What Business Value Can Be Derived From Metadata Features, Taxonomies and Frameworks?
    • Leveraging Metadata Features
    • Building Metadata Taxonomies and Semantic/Ontology Frameworks
  • What Kinds of Offerings in the Metadata Management Tool Market Can Help?


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