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A method is disclosed for creating and managing metadata for a distributed computing environment while maintaining the integrity of the metadata. The method includes capturing metadata and loading it into a server or servers—either central or distributed. The metadata is secured into a rigorously defined and managed system of record, ensuring that the system of record operates under stringent and well defined rules. The method further ensures that access to the system of record metadata is executed under the discipline of the system of record. The metadata can be loaded into the managing server—either centralized or distributed—in an automated and synchronized manner, resulting in a networked environment where there is integrity of loading, access, and operation.

Title
Distributed metadata system and method
Application Number
9/151748
Publication Number
6240416 (B1)
Application Date
September 11, 1998
Publication Date
May 29, 2001
Inventor
Kenneth Dale Richardson
Colorado Springs
CO, US
William Harvey Immon
Englewood
CO, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
US
Assignee
Ambeo
CO, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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