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This paper explains the importance of a semantic layer, provides key lessons for successful implementations, and outlines a relatable business scenario at a fictional company called ‘BIG Supplies’.
As data volumes grow, and as information is put to an increasing number and variety of uses, defining and maintaining a record of its diverse contexts and meanings is vital.
Data catalogs have already become common sight. The semantic layer is the next frontier in placing information with active context and meaning at the fingertips of businesspeople and automating the delivery of well-managed and performant data by IT.