Tim Vincent from IBM giving keynote at #IDUGDB2
Pleased to see the recognition of the need for good metadata management and governance and that IBM is looking to build upon the open source Apache Atlas incubator project https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AtlasProposal
Having an open facility of this nature is going to be key to assisting users perform self service access to heterogeneous data. I spend more and more time helping business users find the data they need and them understand it so that it is used appropriately. Currently this process is very manual and the "metadata" amounts to database catalogs and documents written to describe them.
Making the metadata more widely available and machine consumable will open up great opportunities in this space.