Chapter 1. Background and concepts

Abstract

In this chapter we will try to define how we see the concepts and terms surrounding the environment(s) around DataCleaner.

Although these terms have no strict definitions, you can use this chapter as a guide, at least for the scope of how to use and what to expect from DataCleaner in relation to the described topics.

As a lot of the statements in this chapter are in deed subjective or based upon personal experience, we encourage everyone to provide their feedback and to contribute corrections/improvements to it.

Table of Contents

What is data quality (DQ)?
What is data profiling?
What is a datastore?
Composite datastore
What is data monitoring?
What is master data management (MDM)?