Metadata (“data about data”) is essential for data warehousing. Metadata standards allow different products to interact. Without standards, different vendors’ tools cannot work together seamlessly and the customer’s warehousing effort is greatly complicated.
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Standards in the Marketplace - Why Do I Care? (And Where Does Godzilla Fit In?) Metadata Standards in the Marketplace - Why Do I Care? (And Where Does Godzilla Fit In?) M. Reed and D. Geller - May 16, 2000 Overview Metadata ( data about data ) is essential for data warehousing. In order to populate a database, extract data, or run a report, more is required than simply raw data. The tools involved must also understand the context, or meaning, of the data. This is one of the purposes of metadata.