Ratul Saha, Vimal Raj, and Vignesh Balasubramanian wrote a great paper for the 2016 SAS Global Forum titled “Design for Success: An Approach to Metadata Architecture for Distributed Visual Analytics”.
Metadata is an integral and critical part of any environment. Metadata facilitates in resource discovery and provides a unique identification of every single digital component of a system, simple to complex. SAS® Visual Analytics being one of the most powerful analytics visualization platform, leverages the power of metadata to provide a plethora of functionalities for all types of users. The possibilities range from real-time advanced analytics and power-user reporting to advanced deployment features for a robust and scalable distributed platform to internal and external users. This paper explains the best practices and advanced approaches to design and manage the metadata for a distributed global SAS Visual Analytics environment.