Data Classification


We use labels to classify different types of data.  These definitions, describe in laymen's terms, those classification labels.


Classification Label Definition Examples
Reference Data
  • data used to classify and categorize master, transactional and curated data
  • typically, this data is based on industry or organizational standards
  • Countries
  • States
  • ISO Codes
Master Data
  • data about the business entities that provide context for business transactions
  • the attributes of these entities typically change very slowly
  • Companies
  • Departments
  • Offices
  • Products
  • People
Transactional Data
  • data describing business transactions between entities
  • the attributes and rows that describes these transactions will change at the rate of the business processes
  • transactional data can change very rapidly
  • Orders
  • Applications
  • Messages
  • Activities
Meta Data
  • data that describes the structure of the data
  • Table Structure & Definition
  • Data Lineage




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