The proliferation of analytics has made data a valuable commodity. According to Gartner, organizations digging for value in data will spend an estimated $18.3 billion on BI and analytics tools in 2017. Yet recent studies show that on average, less than half of an organization’s structured data is actively used in making decisions—and less than 1 percent of unstructured data is analyzed or used at all.

Big Data Blind Spot: Metadata

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