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Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, A by Elias K. Jo, Vikas Sharan, James Linn, Michael E. Stevens, Scott W. Ambler, James McGovern

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Advanced Metadata Architecture

The vast majority of metadata repositories are unidirectional. Modeling tools that extract, transform, and load information into the repositories are responsible for capturing both business (business metadata) and IT (technical metadata) meta information flow in only a single direction. A bidrectional metadata architecture allows information contained within the repository to be altered, and this information is then subsequently fed to its original source. For example, if a user could connect to the repository and alter the name of a property in an enterprise data warehouse, this change could be propagated back into the supporting data-modeling tool to update the physical model for the data warehouse.

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