8 Metadata

This chapter covers

  • Managing metadata for understanding data
  • Introducing Azure Purview
  • Maintaining a data dictionary and a data glossary
  • Understanding advanced features of Azure Purview

This chapter is all about metadata: in other words, data about data. This is one aspect of data governance. We will cover two other important aspects in the following chapters: data quality in chapter 9 and compliance in chapter 10. Figure 8.1 highlights our current area of focus. We won’t view this map of our data platform again until the last chapter, which covers data distribution.

Figure 8.1 Data governance deals with multiple aspects of managing ...

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