Meta Data Coalition


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Meta Data Coalition

An organization of database and data warehouse vendors founded in 1995. Within a year, it introduced the Metadata Interchange Specification (MDIS) as a standard for defining meta-data. It also developed Microsoft's Open Information Model (OIM) and later merged MDIS into OIM. In 2000, the Meta Data Coalition merged with the Object Management Group (OMG). OMG has worked on integrating OIM into its Common Warehouse Model (CWM) in order to provide a single standard for modeling meta-data in data warehouses. See metadata.
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Today, the Meta Data Coalition (MDC) and the Object Management Group (OMG), two industry organizations with competing data warehousing standards, jointly announced that the MDC will merge into the OMG.
The Meta Data Coalition was founded in October 1995 by a group of industry-leading vendors aiming to define a tactical set of standard specifications for the access and interchange of meta-data between software tools.
As a member of the Meta Data Coalition, Ardent will contribute to the organization's ongoing efforts to standardize the exchange of software tool meta data and transformation business rules.
Microsoft is excited to become an active participant in the Meta Data Coalition and to encourage further contributions to the Open Information Model through the Coalition's membership," said David Vaskevitch, vice president, distributed applications platform division at Microsoft.
The Meta Data Coalition says that's not case and says that the two groups have been working together for the last nine months to try and converge their standards.