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Management of enterprise-wide databases and access to managed data is a growing challenge for data processing customers. Databases that have grown over time within various parts of an organization may not share a single view of the data, may have different tools, and may lack consistency in format and meaning. In addition, these large databases may lack a record of changes, may have conflicting rules for data sharing and general data administration, and may present a complex web of management issues such as timeliness, support, integrity, and maintenance.
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