November 8, 2018

Introducing ODPi Egeria – The Industry’s First Open Metadata Standard

Organizations looking to better locate, understand, manage and gain value from their data have a new industry standard to leverage. ODPi, a nonprofit Linux Foundation organization focused upon accelerating the open ecosystem of big data solutions, recently announced ODPi Egeria, a new project that supports the free flow of metadata between different technologies and vendor offerings.

Recent data privacy regulations such as GDPR have brought data governance and security concerns to the forefront for enterprises, driving the need for a standard to ensure that data providence and management is clear and consistent—supporting the free flow of metadata between different technologies and vendor offerings. Egeria enables this, as the only open source driven solution designed to set a standard for leveraging metadata in line of business applications, and enabling metadata repositories to federate across the enterprise.

The first release of Egeria focuses on creating a single virtual view of metadata.  It can federate queries across different metadata repositories and has the ability to synchronize metadata between different repositories.  The synchronization protocol controls what is shared, with which repositories and ensures that updates to metadata can be made with integrity.

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