Governing Data Definition The art and science of data modeling has delivered value in support of a wide range of data management initiatives over the past 4 decades. Beginning with the foundation of delivering a faster and more rigorous capability to design and deploy database schema, the data modeling practice has grown to support organizations involved…

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Data governance works best when it’s strongly aligned with the drivers, motivations, and goals of the business. But given that data can be a technical discipline, it’s often difficult to find a way to translate the technical data environment into an easy-to-understand format that uses business terminology. Whether you are a businessperson looking to understand…

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With any metadata project, it is critical to recognize that as the business continues to change as time goes on, the data and metadata must continually be updated and reviewed to ensure its continued usefulness. In this third and final paper in his three-part series, David Loshin explores best practices in maintaining a “living” metadata…

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Instituting data governance within the organization will help ensure compliance with business policies, as well as reduce risks. But how does one get started with data governance? This 2nd paper in a 3-part series by David Loshin explores some challenges in bootstrapping a data governance program and then considers key methods for using metadata to…

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As the interest in managing information and enforcing corporate data management policies increases, data governance programs to manage data sets are becoming more and more vital to the business operation. However, in this rush for data governance programs, sometimes the true utility and importance of metadata can be missed. In this white paper, David Loshin…

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Developing an enterprise data model is a good first step toward instituting a data governance program and can provide the business with a detailed, yet holistic view of its most valuable asset—its data. Sadly, though, many companies often fail to take this step, undermining their data governance efforts from the get-go. This white paper covers…

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