Using Collibra for Reference Data Management At Aspen Insurance

Reference data management – the management of code tables containing taxonomies and hierarchies – is a difficult area for many enterprises. There is a need to manage the actual data, principally the code and description values, but there is also a need to manage the meaning and context of both the tables and their content. This is a core Enterprise Data Management challenge since reference data can be anywhere from 20% to 50% of the tables in a database, and usually encompasses more than half of the business semantics of an enterprise (counting records in reference data tables as business concepts).

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