Metadata has historically been a technical discipline – delivered by metadata specialists or information architects, and the available tools have historically targeted this audience.
The challenge – these technologies have been difficult to set up and maintain – meaning that business stakeholders and subject matter experts do not engage and their knowledge is not shared.
The 2016 research shows some of the older vendors, such as ASG Rochade, have been quietly exiting this market.
New players, such as data governance leader Collibra, have leapt straight in to a strong leadership position due to:
- The ability to “crowdsource” metadata management – a critical requirement to build and maintain an accurate corporate knowledge base
- The focus on governance and accountability – knowledge is captured, communicated and approved by the correct people.
- The ability to integrate, assess and understand metadata from a variety of sources, including other metadata players, but also from multiple ETL tools, data quality tools, data modelling tools and more.
You can download the full report from Collibra or fill in the form to set up a live demonstration