The complexities of cloud integration present many challenges. The solutions are similar to what you might use on-premise, but another option can leverage metadata for integration in a different way – semantic web technology. IT Business Edge brought this news to us in their article, “Another Option for Cloud Integration: Semantic Technology.”

Metadata is data about data, but this technology actually leverages a metamodel – a structured, consistent, and shareable mechanism for metadata definition and exchange. Metamodels can be combined, integrated, or used separately. They are already in software systems, but they vary in the type of information specifications they include.

With any database project, it is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Professionals should look for an experienced builder of solid standards-based taxonomies to associate content for appropriate machine-assisted indexing. Access Innovations can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.