MetaNoria is an engine designed to manage metadata throughout the metadata lifecycle and the controlled distribution of metadata, based on embedded security models and data ownership enforcement. The security models are configured by system governance policy in addition to user driven security interests.
MetaNoria is built for change because it captures, distributes and consumes metadata. So as new or modified metadata is processed new capability is enabled. For example, if a change is desired to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, metadata instructing the change, is sent from institutional metadata site and executed bt an API designed to effect the change to the ERP.
The metadata contains ownership information that is enforced at the consuming site (user of data) consequently, at the request of the data owner, data can be recalled or set to expire. MetaNoria generates metadata based on user selection of “canned” artifacts. It also supports the definition of artifacts that are unique to the user; provided the user follows a metadata definition language provided and supported by MetaNoria.
Distribution of metadata is managed and governed by the interface to MetaNoria such that metadata is controlled at the distribution site and consuming site based on security models. Note: Without metadata access and retention, associated data cannot be stored or defined. Therefore MetaNoria controls the flow of data securely at the source of data generation, distribution of data, and storage of data throughout the lifecycle of the metadata.