You know those little stickers they put on new clothing to indicate that someone has inspected it? They increase your confidence in the item's consistency, quality, conformity, and so on. Wouldn't you like to have a similiar mechanism for your data warehouse? Data stewardship is one way of increasing the quality of the data warehouse and your confidence in it.

The word "steward" comes from Old English and means "keeper of the sty--a sty ward." Hopefully, your data warehouse is not a sty; and to keep it from becoming one, consider the benefits of implementing data stewardship.

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