What is metadata management?
Metadata Management is the administration of metadata in systems. Often described as data about data, metadata plays a key role in file compression systems and other types of technologies.
In the wide variety of systems that control data sets, metadata often plays an important role by providing compressed, scaled-down pointers to large data sets such as image and video files, large text files, or complex sets of files.
In large data centers, metadata helps to mark blocks of data so that they can be moved around systems more easily and simply. Metadata often helps remove bottlenecks by allowing systems to refer to the larger datasets without actually “calling” or evaluating those larger datasets.
One way to think about this is to think of metadata as a label that is applied to a data box. Instead of looking through each box, developers or others can manage those boxes simply by looking at the labels assigned to them. Metadata management is becoming increasingly important in various areas of technology such as file storage, cloud computing systems, compression machines, internet reference systems and much more.
Metadata professionals become valuable to businesses, and metadata management credentials are useful for many types of IT careers.