The metabase stores, maintains and reports metadata generated during database projects. Metadata represents the total set of database documentation from requirements through implementation and evolution. Because metadata is stored in a metabase, it can be searched, updated, reported, and interrelated in many ways.
The metabase spans the six Knowledge Worker Framework columns, that is, mission, database objects, business information systems, business events, business functions, and business organizations. The metabase brings the Knowledge Worker Framework to life.
The database objects column's submodels, in support of data standardization, store enterprise-wide semantics, data element templates, subject-based data structure templates as specified data models, schemas for implemented database object based data models, and DBMS specific schemas as operational data models.
In addition to the Whitemarsh metabase system, Whitemarsh provides a detailed questionnaire that supports the selection and evaluation of metadata repository tools.