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I'm starting to develop a plan for implementation on a metadata repository. Whaned some suggestions, tips, ideas, areas to watch out for. Thanks

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by SA in Phoenix In reply to Metadata Repository

In my humble opinion here are the keys to a successful evaluation of Metadata repository tools (oriented to its use for a DW initiative):

1) Source System Support
What are the technologies from which the source data will be required (extracts, documentation)? How well does the vendors tool meet these needs (i - natively or ii - using interchange formats).
2) Support for legacy metadata sources ?
Cobol Copy Libraries, Er/Win, Oracle Designer 2000 etc..
3) End-to-End support
Score automated support for Source Data Structure / Transformation Rules Applied/ Load Statistics / Date+Time Stamps / Modifications and Edits etc..
4) Standards Support
What standards does the vendor consider important, and what compliance they provide.
5) Openness
What tools/utilities are made available to support end-user (and technical) resources accessing the metadata.
6) Market Strength
How has the vendor performed in this market to date, and how has the vendor performed in other areas. (THISIS CRITICAL since - todays market consists of many small vendors and some shake-out/acquisition is inevitable)
7)+ Gartner Group usually provides an assessment of a vendors Completeness of Vision and Ability to Deliver - I would include these two criteria as well.

I am sure given a timeframe and a budget I could arrive at more, but this is a good starting point. Hope this helps.

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