Smart Data Catalog
No consolidated understanding of data made strategic decisions and processes difficult
Central repository for the organization-wide business definitions and data quality rules
A large retailer with several teams all working in their own area of focus with each of these units having their own definitions, processes and compliance approaches.
The segregation of these definitions and approaches made any central strategic decisions very hard and complicated as there was no consolidated view available. Proving compliance was also difficult as all the different approaches had to be evaluated separately.
Definitions, processes and compliance approaches were all gathered and uploaded to the Ab Initio Metadata Hub.
A robust and automated delivery approach was implemented to reduce the time to production as much as possible and to increase the stability and predictability of the implementation as well.
This solution provided a centralized view of all definitions, processes and compliance approaches to drastically reduce the time needed to gather crucial information to action any central strategical decisions.
The robust delivery approach provides stakeholders with a very reliable and predictable system where the information can be trusted with new features added continuously. Documenting all details also reduced the onboarding time for new users and developers to start contributing a lot sooner.
FRAMEWORK & TOOLS
Ab Initio Stack (Metadata Hub, GDE, Express>It)