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17 Jun metadata

Metadata in DatabaseInformation about data: metadata describes characteristics of the associated data that may be useful to those who seek to find or understand it:

  • Descriptive metadata tells about the content of the data and it’s place in the data universe
  • Lineage metadata tells where it came from and/or how it was derived
  • Governance metadata tells about its sources of record and, in an organization, who is responsible for it

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