Metadata is data about data, and metadata matters to your company’s business.
Getting your metadata correct means you have more power and control over the information that drives your organization.
For example, metadata influences where data gets stored, and at what performance tier; or when data should be moved to optimize a business process. It tells you who’s accessing the data, and how often the data is being accessed, which has implications for security, compliance, and legal discovery.
We work through a definition of metadata, examine why it’s essential across IT, and why you might want to think about metadata as a love note to yourself in the future.
We also examine different metadata storage models and the associated tradeoffs and benefits, and dive into metadata use cases in enterprise storage.
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Data Model.com – Karen Lopez’s Blog
Datanauts 074: Understanding Data Models & Why They Matter – Packet Pushers
The Metadata Storage Problem – Enterprise Storage Forum