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Data Governance

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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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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What is data lineage in data governance?

Data governance, at its core, is establishing trust in data - the quality and sources of data, the integrity and the use of data, and the security of data during the lifecycle of data within the enterprise. Data lineage plays an important role in your data governance framework and overall data management strategy by providing visibility into how data flows throughout your environment as well as transparency in the sourcing, structure, and evolution of your data.  

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How do MANTA’s active tags work?

Active tags are fully customizable color-coded attributes that allow you to highlight information relevant to you in the context of the data pipeline. With active tags, you can draw attention to specific characteristics (such as data quality or data privacy issues) and mark them directly in the lineage diagram and repository tree. MANTA also offers default active tags that are flagged for you automatically to bring them to your attention. Default active tags include significant transformations and primary and foreign keys.

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