Top 10 Disruptive Technologies Affecting the Data Center - Metadata Management
Data services format, standardize, distribute and provide access to data. Metadata management pervades the reference model that enables optimization, abstraction and semantic reconciliation of metadata to support reuse, consistency, integrity and shareability. Most organizations will achieve metadata management in stages, choosing to build incrementally. For example, customer-centric companies may use customer data integration solutions to address customer management issues or to comply with specific regulations.
Several technologies are poised to shake up the data center. Gartner Research Vice President Carl Claunch provided eWEEK with a list of 10 technologies to watch. They are all relatively immature today, Claunch said, but will mature enough for widespread use in the next 18 to 36 months. In many cases, he said, maturity will occur only for a subset of each technology or for well-defined applications, with full maturity for more general use lagging beyond the three-year window.
The 10 technologies that follow should be considered in conjunction with many proven, fully mature technologies, as well as others that did not make this list but can also provide value for many companies.