Gartner analyst Guido de Simoni recently published a Market Guide for Metadata Management Solutions in which TopQuadrant’s TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net solution is listed as one of the few products to provide support for taxonomies and ontologies, search, application integration, enterprise architecture and Enterprise Metadata Management.
This list was created prior to launching TopBraid Reference Data Manager which is a companion metadata management solution that focuses on reference data management.
Gartner defines metadata management as being, “all about the organization’s management of its data and information assets. Metadata describes various facets of an information asset to improve its usability throughout its life cycle. Enterprise metadata management (EMM) encompasses the roles, responsibilities, processes, organization and technology necessary to ensure that the metadata across the enterprise adds value to an enterprise’s data and information.”
According to the report, interest in metadata management is growing, and while most vendors embed this capability in general data management offerings, there is an emerging market for stand-alone metadata management offerings.