Gartner Research

The State of Metadata Management

Published: 31 July 2018

ID: G00357124

Analyst(s): Roxane Edjlali , Guido De Simoni


Quantifying the importance of data assets and providing transparency in the uses of data, in support of data governance and data security, are becoming core data management requirements. Metadata management is therefore emerging as a core technology-enabled discipline for data and analytics leaders.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Metadata Management Is Still a Nascent Discipline
    • But Increased Pressure From Data Governance Risk and Compliance Demands Action
  • Traditional Metadata Management Practices and Solutions Are Being Transformed by More Automated and Collaborative Approaches
  • The Next Frontier for Metadata Management Will Be Turning Descriptive Metadata Into Active Metadata and Managing Metadata About Algorithms

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