The Many Faces of Metadata Management: From Data Catalogs to Data Governance to BI Operations
Webinar Speaker: David Stodder, Senior Director of Research for BI, TDWI
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET
Few things bring down the value of data faster than confusion and uncertainty about what it is, where it came from, and whether it is good quality data. Yet as more users seek to access and interact with data and reports for business intelligence and analytics—and as data sources become larger and more varied, confusion and uncertainty spread fast. Executives, managers, regulatory administrators, and other key personnel cannot rely on their reports, KPIs, and dashboards. Users cannot even find reports that the organization is producing. Instead, users spend more of their time trying to locate data and reports and correcting mistakes than they do applying data insights to solve business problems.
Metadata management can play a critical role in improving data transparency and accessibility, understanding data lineage, and enabling users to have more confidence in BI reports, analytics, regulatory adherence, and more. Unfortunately, TDWI research finds that most organizations still acquire and manage this “data about the data” manually and haphazardly, using methods that are slow and do not scale. In addition, there is confusion in the marketplace about metadata repositories, data catalogs, and business glossaries: Are these all the same? How do they differ, and how do you apply them to different use cases?
Join this TDWI Webinar aimed at helping you understand metadata management and apply it to your organization’s data management and integration challenges in BI reporting, analytics, data migration, regulatory adherence, and more.
Topics this webinar will cover include:
- Metadata management: what it is today and where the technology is going
- Sorting out the confusion: understanding the differences between metadata management, data catalogs, and business glossaries
- Metadata management’s potential for improving BI reporting, analytics, and regulatory reporting
- Technologies and practices for improving metadata knowledge for data lineage, data quality, ETL, and faster access to data and reports