I’ve been thinking of writing a blogpost about Apache Atlas. For one and a half years I’ve gained a unique experience with this product that I would like to share with the world.
But first we need to talk about metadata. That is one of the important uses of Apache Atlas. Meaningful metadata won’t get in there by accident. Maybe you are just starting your journey into metadata. I’m here to say that it’s going to take work. Not just by you, but everyone in your organization who has a stake in data. So in this blogpost I will be talking more about the organizational side of metadata and not so much on the technical side.
What do I mean by metadata?
Metadata can mean many things. Search it and you’ll find that there’s metadata used to “get to know you better” by companies, or in other words: for ad targeting. There also is metadata used by intelligence agencies to find out if you plan to do anything bad. But the metadata I’m talking about is the kind of information that you can use to find data in an organization.