The Access Services User Interface provides a user interface that supports the user-facing open metadata access services. It is a role-based UI that offers different capabilities based on the end user’s role. This makes it useful for demonstrations.
One of the important reasons for managing metadata about data assets is the ability for individuals to search and locate the data they need to make new uses of an organization’s data. The metadata describes the location, structure and content of the data to varying degrees of detail. By bringing the metadata for data assets from across the enterprise, an organization is able to manage and use this data more effectively.
Collectively, the open metadata repositories should bring together all of the knowledge the organization has about each data source in order to have enough information to differentiate between them during the data selection process.
Figure 1 below shows the types of information about a data source that should be available through the the open metadata repositories.
Figure 1: Drill-down from catalog search results to explore the content and qualities of a data set
This metadata is returned by the Connected Asset OMAS.