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Database Design: Know It All by Graham Witt, Graeme Simsion, Markus Schneider, Patrick O'Neil, Elizabeth O'Neil, Bonnie O'Neil, Thomas P. Nadeau, Tony Morgan, Jim Melton, Sam S. Lightstone, W.H. Inmon, Jan L. Harrington, Terry Halpin, Ralf Hartmut Güting, Lowell Fryman, Stephen Buxton, Toby J. Teorey

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Chapter 9. Business Metadata Infrastructure

9.1. Introduction

Numerous things need to be kept in mind when planning an infrastructure to support metadata, especially business metadata. This chapter addresses these considerations and will serve as a guide as you determine what kind of infrastructure best fits your current environment.

The chapter discusses what kinds of business metadata you may want to track and provides a data model as a guide. The metadata environment is shown to be like a data warehouse in many respects, requiring much of the same infrastructure components. Special tools are often required for both the capture and display of business metadata. Special integration and delivery mechanisms are discussed—namely, data federation ...

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