Free Your Metadata

Building on the its success at establishing standards in the Apache Hadoop data platform, the ODPi now turns its focus to the next big data challenge – enabling metadata management and governance at scale, across the enterprise.

Regulations are emerging within and across industries to ensure consistency and quality of data used within enterprises. Metadata is at the heart of these regulations. It encompasses database schemas, formats, semantic information, business rules, ownership, lineage, movement, and usage. Products from a variety of vendors support metadata however they do not interoperate easily today.

In addition to the regulations, modern enterprises also want to get more value out of their data through and new applications and analytics.  Good metadata enables subject matter experts to collaborate around the data

  • Locating the data they need, quickly and efficiently
  • Ensuring the data they are using is appropriate for the task they have in hand.
  • Providing feedback to colleagues based on their knowledge about the data and the uses they have made of it

The Data Governance initiative at the ODPi aims to create an open data governance ecosystem through collaboration with data governance subject matter experts and data platform and tools vendors.  It builds on the work of the Apache Atlas open source project.

The Apache Atlas team is building software to make it possible for tools to interoperate by defining a set of open standard interfaces, message protocols and frameworks for metadata management and governance. These standards enable metadata capture to be automated, new tools to interoperate with older tools and tools from various vendors to interoperate with each other.

The Apache Atlas team is building software to make it possible for tools to interoperate by defining a set of open standard interfaces, message protocols and frameworks for metadata management and governance. These standards enable metadata capture to be automated, new tools to interoperate with older tools and tools from various vendors to interoperate with each other.

The ODPi Data Governance initiative will build on the Apache Atlas base to:

  • Work with vendors of data platforms and tools to help them build and demonstrate compliance with the open metadata and governance standards.
  • Work with data governance practitioners to build data governance content packs that help accelerate an organization’s data maturity and governance programs.

Join ODPi founders HortonWorks and IBM along with ING to create an open metadata and governance ecosystem that enables an organization to get the maximum value from data whilst managing the risks associated with data collection, storage and use.

Want More Information?

The Apache Atlas wiki has all of the details about the open metadata and governance technology.

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