Scaling metadata at Box
Box started in 2005 as a file-sharing company and has gradually become a leader in cloud content management platforms. We empower enterprises to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications. Metadata has been playing a crucial role in this transformation. Metadata brings soul (context) to users' content by allowing users and applications to define flexible schema and store custom data associated with their data (files) stored in Box. Metadata is data about data.