2023: A Year In Review

As we cheered into 2024, it’s time for a thrilling countdown – your favorite Metaphor features of 2023!

Head of Design
 min. read
January 1, 2024
2023: A Year In Review

As we cheered into 2024, it's time for a thrilling countdown – your favorite Metaphor features of 2023!🌟 From breaking down data silos with our Activity Feed to capturing knowledge with Smart Summaries in Slack & Teams – we've seen it all. Read on for a recap of the features our customers couldn’t get enough of in 2023!

Plus, we've got a sneak peek into 2024's innovations. 👀 

  • Smarter AI assist features to make Discovery, Collaboration and Governance a breeze.
  • More personalized experiences for data, analytics, and business teams to be even more productive and successful working with data.
  • And, of course, more integrations!

Here's to another year of data-driven excitement! 🎉🌟🚀 Let the countdown to our top 6 2023 features begin!

6. Data Discovery & Collaboration with Metaphor's Activity Feed

Metaphor's Activity Feed redefines the way users engage with data, offering a dynamic platform to discover, collaborate, and stay informed about the latest social and technical updates relevant to the data that matters most to you.

5. Data Insights in your Dashboard with Metaphor's Browser Extension

Quickly see trust signals and details about the dashboard you are looking at without actually going into the catalog with our Chrome/Edge web extension.

4. Smart Summaries in Slack & Teams

How many times have you had a discussion about an important topic on Slack or Teams and said - "Someone should document our decision", and yet nothing happened? Metaphor now lets you preserve institutional knowledge with a single click.

3. End-to-End Column-Level Lineage with Power BI

Metaphor proudly introduces an industry-first feature: column-level lineage for PowerBI! This cutting-edge capability provides catalog users with unparalleled, end-to-end visibility of their data's journey, from the original source to the final report. Learn more about our integration on our blog.

2. New and Improved Data Domains

The Domains landing page presents users with trusted data assets that are most relevant to them, simplifying their catalog experience and helping them find the information they need quickly.

Aaaaaaand drumroll! 🥁🥁🥁

1. Data at Your Fingertips with with Universal Search & Auto-Documentation

Universal Search: All catalog users can now ask questions about their metadata in natural language, just like they might if they wanted to get support from the data team. Universal search is avialable in the Metaphor web app, and through our Slack and Teams integration.

Auto-Documentation: Metaphor's Auto-Documentation feature lets you automatically generate meaningful documentation about data with a single click.

And a few other customer-favorites!

  • Hiding Non-Production Assets
  • Asset Hierarchy Landing Pages
  • Slack and Teams Smart Summaries and NLP Search 
  • Crawler Management Improvements 
  • Metaphor App Personalization
  • Customizable Governance Tags
  • Email Notification Improvements and Onboarding Series
  • Document Center Directories & Sub-directories
  • Coverage Metrics
  • User Profile Page Redesign
  • and so much more!

About Metaphor

The Metaphor Metadata Platform represents the next evolution of the Data Catalog - it combines best in class Technical Metadata (learnt from building DataHub at LinkedIn) with Behavioral and Social Metadata. It supercharges an organization’s ability to democratize data with state of the art capabilities for Data Governance, Data Literacy and Data Enablement, and provides an extremely intuitive user interface that turns even the most non-technical user into a fan of the catalog. See Metaphor in action today!