eBay, one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most complex data environments, is laying the groundwork for self-service analytics by moving from heavily engineered metadata systems to the new world of machine-learned guidance and asynchronous collaboration in a user environment that spans both Hadoop and databases.

Debora Seys shares how software can learn from and leverage activities by data stewards, subject experts, and analysts themselves to enrich a data catalog that feeds a just-in-time smart suggestion experience for all data users.