Gavilan Research Announces the 2008 MetaData Solutions Report™

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Comprehensive Report Helps Companies to Evaluate and Select Metadata Management Solutions

We have participation from all of the top metadata solution providers.

Gavilan Research™, a leading provider of technology research reports and consulting/training programs to Global 5000 companies, announced today that it's MetaData Solutions Report™ has been fully updated for 2008.

This innovative research study asked leading software vendors of metadata management solutions to answer a comprehensive set of 112 detailed questions comprising 11 different functional categories. Each metadata solution vendor was asked to describe their support and capabilities for:

  • Metadata Product Architecture & Philosophy
  • Meta-Models & Extensibility
  • User Interface & Search Capabilities
  • MetaData Tool Interfaces Supported
  • Versioning
  • Industry Standards & Regulations
  • Reporting & Query Facilities
  • Security, Administration & Auditing
  • Pricing, Training, & Implementation Support

Metadata, which adds the same type of intelligent indexing to corporate information assets that card catalogs supply about books (or Google and Yahoo supply about web pages), is the key to organizing and leveraging corporate knowledge. Metadata management solutions (MMS) are a form of specialized software applications that take an inventory of metadata objects, attributes, and their inter-relationships. MMS help companies to inventory, organize and catalog their key information assets such as data warehouses, business intelligence reports, computer programs, data files, and database schemas. The MMS allows users to create a portal-style index of information objects that can be easily searched and queried.

Metadata solution providers participating in Gavilan Research's 2008 Report include:

  • Repository
  • ASG / Rochade
  • BEA / Aqualogic Enterprise Repository
  • Computer Associates
  • Data Advantage Group / MetaCenter
  • Embarcadero Technologies
  • Exeros
  • Global IDs / Metadata Crawler
  • IBM
  • Informatica
  • InfoLibrarian
  • LogicLibrary
  • SchemaLogic
  • Sypherlink
  • Syspedia
  • Whitemarsh Information Systems
  • Wordmap

"As a metadata solutions provider, it was important for us to be included in the 2008 report," said Geoff Rayner, CEO at Data Advantage Group. "Gavilan Research is widely recognized as a metadata market thought leader. GRA's reports are widely used throughout Global 5000 companies."

"GRA's MetaData Solutions Report proved to be an excellent resource for us," said Mary Michaels, metadata project leader at a leading financial services company. "Based on the report content, I have already invited three metadata vendors in for demo's. It would have taken us months to collect this information by ourselves. The report has significantly reduced our market research effort and is helping us to make better, more informed decisions."

"I am very pleased with the 2008 report," said Stu Carty, President of Gavilan Research. "We have participation from all of the top metadata solution providers."

The 2008 MetaData Solutions Report (available now) can be purchased for US $995.00 per copy by visiting . For more information, please contact Stu Carty of Gavilan Research at +1-925-855-7400.

About Gavilan Research

Gavilan Research Associates (GRA) is an expert consulting firm that helps companies to evaluate and select enterprise technology solutions. GRA is the world's foremost authority on metadata management applications and vendor/product research. Stu Carty, the Principal & Founder of GRA, is an accomplished, international metadata solutions expert with 20 years progressive experience in the enterprise software industry. Mr. Carty has worked for notable metadata companies such as Informatica, Data Advantage Group, R&O Software (the original vendor of Rochade), Manager Software Products, Viasoft, and Reltech Group (the original vendor of CA's Advantage Repository). Carty has personally given over one thousand presentations & training workshops to Global 5000 companies on enterprise metadata management and has successfully helped hundreds of companies to evaluate, select, & implement metadata management solutions. For more information about Stu Carty and Gavilan Research Associates, please visit

"Gavilan Research" and the "2008 MetaData Solutions Report" are published trademarks of EntrepreCenter LLC. All other company/product names listed may be trade names, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.


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