A new type named Namespace was introduced in Atlas via
ATLAS-3486. This feature enables named grouping of attributes; and these attributes can be added to instances of specified entity-types. In effect, this feature allows attributes to be added in multiple entity-types, without actually modifying these entity-types. This helps multiple ways, like:
- ability to add attributes (like dataQuality, projectName) to multiple entity-types
- authorize update to attributes
- find entities (of multiple types) based on value of such attributes
Since the term namespace is used in multiple applications in different context, it is better to avoid using this term for above feature; instead I suggest to use BusinessMetadata - as this feature allows extending entity-types by adding attributes related to business (i.e. not technical metadata).
|UI: Rename type Namespace to BusinessMetadata||Resolved|