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IBM InfoSphere Metadata Workbench lowers the total cost of ownership of information centric projects and accelerates compliance reporting on these projects. A window to a unified data integration platform, with insight into data source analysis, ETL (Extract Transformation Load) processes, data quality rules, business terminology, data models, and business intelligence reports.

  • • Increases understanding and trust of information by showing the complete lineage of information, indicating where information comes from and what happens to it as it moves across data integration processes.
  • • Supports compliance and regulatory reporting mandates by showing a complete audit trail of how information is generated.
  • • Quickly determines what, where, and who is impacted by changes to data.
  • • Reduces operational costs for constantly changing data by assessing the impact of change to the underlying processes, applications and users.
  • • A web-based navigation and exploration of business, technical, and operational metadata to help organizations build a stronger business and IT alignment.
  • • Advance reporting and publishing capabilities on information, its origins, transformations, and usage, to help data analysts better understand their data elements.
  • • Various access levels for different user types gives organizations the flexibility to customize the management of their requirements and enforce security on their critical information.

Features and benefits

IBM InfoSphere Metadata Workbench provide these unique capabilities
  • Complete traceability of information across tools, allowing data elements in reports to be traced back to their sources - leveraging a unique seamless view across design and operational metadata
  • Responsiveness to change by providing an understanding of the impact of any change to any piece of information across tools, showing which reports, services, or target databases will be impacted before a source data element is changed
  • A complete set of reporting, management, and administrative functionsfor metadata elements within IBM InfoSphere WebSphere Metadata Server
  • Web-based visualization and navigation of metadata that allows many different users to use the functionality without expensive client software installation and also allows for remote diagnosis and resolution of problems by IT teams
  • Visual depiction of metadata relationships like data lineage and impact analysis that makes it easy to find and understand metadata relationships quickly and allows non-IT users to understand relationships
  • Cross-tool impact analysis which ensures that the complete impact of change is understood before a change is made, even when the impact extends beyond a single tool and makes IT teams more responsive by reducing the analysis time required before making changes to systems
  • Cross-tool data lineage that provides an understanding of the complete lineage path of information, including where it comes from, what its related to, and what happened to it along the way and enables business personnel to understand the origins of their information and support regulatory compliance and auditability requirements
  • Metadata Stitching automatically connects design and operational metadata elements together to form relationships that ensure a complete understanding information, and provides IT with the tools to ensure consistency in the metadata view
  • Reporting on the linkage of business terms to technical information assets that ensures a better understanding and collaboration between business and IT and removes barriers between teams to speed project development times
  • Flexibility to perform these functions directly on the mainframe so that you can: - leverage existing mainframe resources to maximize the value of your IT investments
  • • take advantage of the scalability, security, manageability and reliability of the mainframe add mainframe information integration work load without added z/OS operational costs