Large and medium enterprises and even small enterprises to some extent sustain a massive number of data sources and applications. Hence, storage systems and metadata are employed. Otherwise, incomplete, inconsistent and inaccurate information will be produced. To avoid such
catastrophe, IT professionals and experts take shots in creating a centralized and integrated metadata repository that is needed and required by any organization. Such metadata repository will help in supporting enterprise intelligence strategy.
In fact there are already available servers which can be used as metadata repository that have the facilities to export, import, update, and resolve metadata along with its document actions. The metadata server enables technical management and administration in all applications.
What are the key benefits in acquiring and adopting a centralized repository in dealing with enterprise metadata?
First, it simplifies systems support as it also eradicates all information intricacies. Through metadata server a centralized and manageable system is deployed resulting in consistent data repositories that are accessible to all the users and programmers.
Second, it guarantees data integrity and credibility. The entire creation process in documenting information is recorded in a certain metadata level. Then, repositories undergo testing before production so that at then end of all it meets the accepted the quality standards of the enterprise. Also, any changes will be captured and reconstructed which make the information more comprehensive and updated.
Finally, the very apparent benefit is the lower cost of ownership. Metadata servers and repositories can be supported by the existing database infrastructures. And because of this, any changes within the servers can be acquired and reused so there is no use of complicated consolidation of programs. Resources only need regular updating to ensure the quality information that the users will need.