Enterprise Metadata Management

Share, Track and Re-Use Simple Syntax in Eclipse

Metadata defines the layout and lineage of transactional data and master data in the enterprise. According to Gartner's Guido de Simone, enterprise metadata management (EMM) is designed to link, reconcile, and govern the information in our enterprise.


Because managing metadata effectively is a key to properly integrating, cleansing, protecting, and dealing with changes in data, a straightforward, unifying metadata infrastructure is desirable.


The IRI Voracity data management platform, and its constituent IRI Data Manager and IRI Data Protector suite products, leverage the same, simple 4GL metadata for data layout and manipulation.


Unlike the metadata in legacy platforms, IRI's data definition file (DDF), mapping task (job) control (.*CL), scripts, data class and rule libraries, and ETL XML (flow) project metadata are all accessible, explicit, portable, and common across all data sources and platforms, including Hadoop.


IRI metadata is exposed in self-documenting text scripts you can modify and run anywhere. It is also supported in the IRI Workbench GUI, built on Eclipse™, where it is modeled in EMF so you can easily:

  • Create and Acquire

    Discover, define, or import and
    convert metadata.

  • Modify

    See and change source and column-
    level attributes by hand or in dialogs.

  • Regulate

    Define, apply, save, modify, and
    re-use rule sthat affect data in
    multiple places at once.

  • Save and Reuse

    Local, remote, and third-party
    data, across platforms, projects,
    and repositories.

  • Repurpose

    Data in integration, migration,
    reporting, masking, and testing jobs

  • Standardize and Save

    Metadata, master data values
    and formats, and rules (for
    mapping, masking, or generation)

  • Manage and Share

    Use Git or other Eclipse-compatible
    asset hubs for team sharing, version
    control, lineage, and security, or the
    AnalytiX DS Unified Platform for data
    governance integrated with Voracity

AnalytiX DS Mapping Manager (AMM) and the Meta Integration Model Bridge (MIMB) also support IRI metadata. Their users can easily convert BI, CRM, ETL, and modeling tool metadata into the common metadata format of IRI software. Those using AnalytiX DS with Voracity can also leverage state-of-the-art metadata lineage and reference data management tools in the same Eclipse GUI, IRI Workbench.

See this article on capturing business value through Enterprise Metadata Management for more information.