On September 27, a group of vendors including Oracle, IBM, Unisys, NCR, and Hyperion Solutions announced the submission of a metadata interchange standard to the OMG standards body. A common approach to metadata would allow products from different vendors to interact, a problem that has vexed customers for years. But will all the major vendors adopt the standard?
Borland ODBC Microsoft ODBC OIM MDC CWMI OMG ?????????? Note that MDC is a proponent of a standard originally crafted by Microsoft. There are already competing standards for integrating metadata repositories, including CDIF (Case Data Interchange Format), and MDIS (Metadata Interchange Standard). The conspicuous absence of the major repository vendors, Computer Associates (which now owns the Platinum Repository, the market leader), Microsoft (whose repository was co-developed with Platinum technology),