Data profiling is a quality assessment for data. In this process, data is analyzed and evaluated according to its structure, consistency, and uniqueness. With data profiling, data profiles are created and evaluated as to whether they are suitable for certain applications. They are prepared and can then be stored in mass storage with metadata
. The process with which data profiles are to be determined takes place in several steps: In the integration of the data to be evaluated, in the subsequent analysis and evaluation of the data. Data profiles can be characterized by various parameters.
prepared by means of data profiling can be selected with data mining according to certain criteria, evaluated and used for corresponding applications in the statistics, analysisor
The purpose of data profiling is to determine whether the data can be used for a specific application.