Gartner® Quick Answer: What is Active Metadata?

Active metadata is the key to knowing how, when, and why your data is used.

Metadata provides crucial context into data.

At the same time, your understanding of that context can be limited if you have a passive metadata environment where metadata is collected but not actively analyzed.

More organizations are beginning to recognize that active metadata is critical to data management. In fact, according to Gartner®: “By 2026, organizations adopting active metadata practices will increase to 30% across data and analytics to accelerate automation, insight discovery, and recommendations.”

Download a complimentary copy of the Gartner® report, “Quick Answer: What is Active Metadata?” to learn about active metadata management deployments in data fabric, data mesh, and data observability.

We believe this Quick Answer will:

  • Help you define the types of metadata within your data assets.
  • Provide you with active metadata use cases and examples.
  • Help enable you to activate your metadata. 

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Gartner, Quick Answer: What Is Active Metadata?, 29 March 2023, Melody Chien, et. Al. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.


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