Currently, in many enterprises, users independently source, model, manage and store data to support their own area of responsibilities and functionalities. This is mainly due to two reasons. First, users have better domain knowledge and are thus able to customize the database to suit their own needs. Second, such a decentralized approach allows users to break the data requirement of the enterprise into smaller subsets and address these requirements by using smaller, independent databases. However, such an uncoordinated data management approach can result in data conflicts and quality inconsistencies within the enterprise, making it difficult for users to trust the data when it is used for operations and reporting at a higher level within the enterprise.
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