The Value of Metadata

on Jul 13, 2018

What is Metadata?

Put simply, it’s data about data. The who, what, when, where and how that outlines the properties and tags to categorise the information on a piece of data, defining its purpose. 

Take, for example, a digital image. The file may tell you the size of the image, the date & time it was taken, what type of camera was used, and where the photo was taken. This is metadata, it gives you more insight into the data asset.

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Topics: Metadata Management, Metadata

The key to supporting production

on Jun 20, 2018

The importance of keeping an organisation’s systems running 24x7 cannot be underestimated, just ask any current TSB customer their thoughts on the matter and I’m sure you will get a emphatic response.  In this digital age customers now demand an uninterrupted service. Therefore, regardless of whether your organisation is fully automated and practices DevOps or you have a Production Support team who are tasked with resolving issues that arise in its workflow, automation tools are highly critical.

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Topics: Devops, Production Support, Insight

Getting it Right the First Time - Prepare, not Fail!

on Jun 7, 2018

Solidatus has four thematic areas where we believe it is critical to understand the flow of data. One of these is transformation and it is this area that has become a source of some debate recently. There is a lot of fashion about transformation currently with a large part of the debate driving the conversation around DevOps. Now, I like DevOps in principle, it is attractive to any software engineer who wants to get value out for a customer quickly with little risk. 

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Topics: Data Lineage, Transformation

How to Approach Data Lineage with Solidatus and Synechron

on May 31, 2018

Data is at the heart of every business challenge facing financial institutions today. Solidatus has partnered with Synechron to bring shared clients industry leading consultancy capabilities combined with a powerful data lineage platform.

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Topics: Data Lineage

Why data lineage should be part of your business strategy

on May 22, 2018

A quick look at our website and you’ll see that ‘Data lineage is at the heart of Solidatus’. It’s what we do and we’re experts in it. However, it’s not uncommon for us to speak with businesses who know it’s important but openly admit they aren’t actively managing it, nor fully understand where to begin when it comes to incorporating into their daily processes.

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, Data Lineage, Data Governance, Transformation, Optimisation