Too often data professionals find themselves at a loss when it comes to the rich metadata within large enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications. brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “The Value of Strong Metadata Discovery.”

It can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor to pull relevant data models for warehouses and business intelligence systems in support of analytics. The same is true when it comes to connecting to and extracting metadata from massive enterprise applications to work with data modeling and data governance tools.

Systems that provide fast access to metadata and offer caching and heavy compression options will become increasingly important in overcoming big data storage challenges, especially in the media and entertainment industry.

As scientific research becomes more data intensive, there is an increasing need for scalable, reliable, and high performance storage systems. Such data repositories must provide both data archival services and rich metadata, as well as cleanly integrating with large scale computing resources.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.