“What does this column mean?”
“How was this metric calculated?”
“Can I trust this table?”
If you’ve been asked these questions, we’re sorry. You know that while ELT and storage are becoming solved problems, fragmented metadata is becoming more of one. It’s so easy to lose the two things that you can’t get back: time and trust.
While parts of the problem are people and processes, ultimately, documentation sucks. But having the right tools can help. We think the best tool for battling fragmented metadata is a catalog that tries to do most of the work for you then makes it easy to fill out the rest. If a tool is a chore to use, people don’t use it.
We’re building Metaplane to amplify the leverage of data teams.