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Data, Metadata, Information:


Data: Data is a raw collection of facts about people, places, objects and events, which include text, numbers, graphics, images, sound, etc that have meaning in the user’s environment.

Information: Information is processed and meaningful data in an organized form. It is given by the computer when user requests.

Metadata: Meta data describes the properties or characteristics of other data. In simple terms it is data about data. It includes Entity name, Field names, their data type, size and etc.



DataMetadataInformation 
Data is a raw collection of facts about people, places, objects and eventsMetadata is data about data. Information is meaningful data in an organized form.
Data is given by the user to the computer.Metadata is required for logical design of a database.Information is given by the computer to the user
It requires processingIt requires defining using languages such as SQL.This is processed data
It is not meaningfulThis gives meaning to dataThis is meaningful.
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