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5 Ways to Use Metadata Management to Deliver Business Value From Data

Published: 10 February 2020

ID: G00464513

Analyst(s): Guido De Simoni , Melody Chien , Alan D. Duncan


If enterprise data — with its large volumes, diverse types, varied formats and distributed locations — is to be managed strategically, its metadata must be suitably defined and used. Data and analytics leaders must assess five ways to use metadata management to maximize business value.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop the Inventory of Available Data Assets
  • Classify Data Assets With Appropriate Business Semantics
  • Extend Governance With Enterprise Metadata Management
  • Provide Visibility Into Data Lineage to Build Trust
  • Discover Contextualizing Metadata for Social Data

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