Data Controls

Are there open-source data catalog tools?

There are open-source data catalog tools that "catalog" the data in an organization, its location, and how it can be accessed. When it comes to seeing how your data functions inside your data environment, a data catalog tool is valuable but incomplete.

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What makes a data migration process quick and easy?

Performing data migrations in large legacy environments can be tricky since there are so many unknowns and blind spots. Before initiating a migration project, conduct automated data lineage to ensure you have mapped the migrated systems and understand the data dependencies completely before starting the migration.

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What is a data lineage scanner?

A data lineage scanner connects to database repositories, ETL tools, reporting tools, and other types of source technology to document how data flows, transforms, and impacts assets both downstream and upstream as well as where the data is sourced from, making it possible to gain full visibility and control over even the most complex data pipelines.

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How do you establish data lineage?

The ways in which each tool establishes data lineage are different. There is a need for technology-specific scanners to parse code (like stored procedures, ETL job definitions, etc.) and identify the structure and movement of information throughout a customer's ecosystem.

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Does data lineage manipulate or modify the data?

MANTA’s data lineage does not manipulate or modify your data. In fact, MANTA does not have access to the actual data at all. MANTA connects to your disparate data resources (such as databases, data warehouses, ETL tools, and BI tools).

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Is MANTA an incident resolution tool?

MANTA’s solution allows you to prevent data issues in the design phase or spot such issues in the implementation and testing phase to increase productivity and reduce maintenance costs. With MANTA’s complete lineage, data-related issues can be traced back to the source 90% faster than with the traditional manual approach, so the teams responsible for particular systems can fix any issue in a matter of minutes.

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How is data lineage relevant to auditors?

Data lineage provides auditors with a trail of documented data flow by enabling visibility into the flow of data across enterprise systems and throughout the entire data lifecycle. As a result, regulatory reporting can be streamlined and consistent, and security risks or weaknesses will be identified and resolved in order to maintain compliance with government and industry regulations.  

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How does data provenance compare to data lineage?

Data lineage goes beyond this historical record of data to look at the how and possible impacts of data movements and dependencies. Data lineage provides a full overview of how your data flows throughout the systems of your environment via a detailed map of all direct and indirect dependencies between data entities within the environment. This gives you a greater understanding of the source, structure, and evolution of your data.

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Is MANTA a root cause analysis tool?

MANTA accelerates root cause analysis significantly. With MANTA's complete lineage, organizations are able to track every data-related issue back to its source 90% faster compared to the traditional manual approach, so the teams in charge of specific systems are able to fix any malfunctioning system quickly.  

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Is MANTA a data impact analysis tool?

With MANTA’s solution, DataOps teams have immediate visibility of how a planned change will influence other parts of the data environment. Having a full overview of data dependencies enables them to check the impacts of all planned changes early in the development process in the design phase. Teams that use MANTA report a significant drop in the number of erroneous releases (below 1%) and improved productivity (by 30-40%) thanks to MANTA’s automated capabilities.

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Nicholas Murphy
Nicholas Murphy
Sales Engineer

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