Gartner Research

Best Practices for Metadata Management

Published: 12 April 2007

ID: G00147652

Analyst(s): Jess Thompson, Mike Blechar


Most vendors and organizations mistakenly equate federating metadata across repositories, registries and other technologies and sources as the same as federating databases. Semantic issues cross "communities of focus," which make metadata federation a much more complex problem.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Best Practice No. 1
  • Best Practice No. 2
    • Recommended Versioning Strategy
  • Best Practice No. 3
  • Best Practice No. 4
  • Best Practice No. 5
  • Best Practice No. 6
  • Best Practice No. 7
  • Final Comment on Governance Issues

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