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Governance Service

A governance service is a specialized connector that implements a specific type of governance action.

There are seven types of governance services. Related governance services are packaged together in a specific type of governance engine and enabled in one or more Engine Host OMAG Servers. They run in the appropriate Open Metadata Engine Service (OMES) as shown in the table below.

Governance Service Description Governance Engine type Engine Service
Open Discovery Service Analyses the content of an Asset's real-world counterpart (resource) in the digital landscape. (For example, if the asset describes a file, the open discovery service analyses the data stored in the file). Open Discovery Engine Asset Analysis OMES
Watchdog Governance Service Monitors changes to open metadata elements and when certain changes occur (such as the creation of a new Asset) the watchdog service requests action from other governance services by creating either a Governance Action, a Governance Action Process or an Incident Report. Governance Action Engine Governance Action OMES
Verification Governance Service Tests the properties of specific open metadata elements to ensure they are set up correctly or do not indicate a situation where governance activity is required. The results returned from the verification service can be used to trigger other governance services as part of a Governance Action Process. Governance Action Engine Governance Action OMES
Triage Governance Service Makes decisions on how to handle a specific situation or incident. Often this involves a human decision maker. Governance Action Engine Governance Action OMES
Remediation Governance Service Corrects errors in open metadata or the digital landscape it represents. Governance Action Engine Governance Action OMES
Provisioning Governance Service Configuring, enabling, provisioning resources in the digital landscape. Often these provisioning services manage the cataloguing of new assets and the lineage between them. Governance Action Engine Governance Action OMES
Repository Governance Service Performs governance for open metadata repositories such as dynamically maintaining open metadata archives. Repository Governance Engine Repository Governance OMES

Catalog of governance services

Implementing your own governance services

Instructions for implementing your own governance services are in the developer guide under the following sections:

Support for running governance services

The Governance Engine OMAS provides: