Metadata Management

Is data lineage part of 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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What is the most important feature of a data lineage application?

The most important capabilities of a data lineage application are automation and the ability to review how lineage looked in the past and compare two different time slices. Automating data lineage collection is the only way to ensure accurate and up-to-date results. Delivering historical lineage and comparing two different time slices allows you to see how the lineage developed. Such delivery is key to achieving a holistic view of the data landscape.

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We have a very large set of data across multiple databases. Can we still do data lineage and visualize data flow easily?

MANTA supports the highest number of native scanners of all the data lineage solutions available on the market. MANTA also offers a unique Open MANTA solution that allows you to benefit from MANTA’s lineage even when there’s no formal scanner available for the desired technology. Combining those capabilities allows MANTA to scan every nook and cranny of your data ecosystem to harvest accurate and up-to-date data lineage across multiple databases and visualize data flows. 

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Should data lineage be part of a data migration strategy?

Migrating from legacy systems or simply adding a new data source to any cloud platform becomes complex without visibility across all data flows to guide the process. Lineage automation helps you gain visibility and avoid the dangers of not knowing by illustrating exactly which data gets used, how it gets used, where it comes from, and how it transforms as it flows across systems.

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What is the purpose of data lineage?

Data lineage helps you tame data complexity and gives you a full overview of how your data moves across systems, including where it originated, how it transforms along the way, and how it’s interconnected. Such an overview will help you boost your data governance efforts, increase overall trust in data, achieve full regulatory compliance, accelerate root cause and impact analyses, roll out our frequent bug-free releases, painlessly migrate to the cloud, and more. 

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Nicholas Murphy
Nicholas Murphy
Sales Engineer

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