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
Egeria is built on open standards and delivered via Apache 2.0 open source license. The ODPi Egeria project creates a set of open APIs, types and interchange protocols to allow all metadata repositories to share and exchange metadata. From this common base, it adds governance, discovery and access frameworks for automating the collection, management and use of metadata across an enterprise. The result is an enterprise catalog of data resources that are transparently assessed, governed and used in order to deliver maximum value to the enterprise.
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