Does Metabase store metadata for its models as XML in postgress?

Can anyone tell me how Metabase stores its metadata for its models in the database? I am interested in this because I need to migrate models, reports etc. from another BI tool (Cognos) to Metabase and I am looking for a process acceleration shortcut. Is it stored as XML in the database for example like Cognos?

No, it’s json stored in the database. There’s no straightforward migration, I would suggest you start from scratch

Can you import json directly into the Metabase database to create models?

You could, but you need to calculate and fetch all the metadata beforehand