0010 Base Model

The base model defines key concepts such as Referenceable, Asset, Infrastructure, Process and DataSet.


Referenceable is the super type for many of the open metadata entity types. A referenceable is something that is important enough to be assigned a unique (qualified) name within its type. This unique name is often used outside of the open metadata ecosystem as its unique identifier. Referenceable also has provision for storing additional properties. This is a set of name-value pairs (ie a map) where the values are all strings.

Asset represents the most significant type of referenceable. An asset is something (either physical or digital) that is of value and so needs to be managed and governed.

Infrastructure, Process and DataSet are examples of Assets. More information on assets can be found

More information

Return to Area 0.

License: CC BY 4.0, Copyright Contributors to the ODPi Egeria project.