Managing metadata is a major component of big data management, especially when dealing with sensitive information. Data sensitivity affects who should have access and metadata helps to define exactly which data is sensitive and how sensitive it is. Is it PII or PHI? A metadata-driven data management platform does the heavy lifting, avoiding inconsistency and binding data and metadata throughout combination, transformation, & analysis to ensure access control is always correct.

Written by: K.Scott Morrison, PHEMI CTO