Enhancing Data Lineage and Impact Analysis with Metaphor and Fivetran

Metaphor’s latest integration with Fivetran provides catalog users with complete end-to-end lineage visibility and improved impact analysis.

Head of Product
 min. read
July 20, 2023
Enhancing Data Lineage and Impact Analysis with Metaphor and Fivetran

In today's data-driven world, organizations rely on robust data pipelines and comprehensive metadata management to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and accessibility of their data. Metaphor, a cutting-edge Data Catalog, has now taken a significant step forward in empowering Fivetran customers with complete end-to-end lineage visibility and improved impact analysis. By seamlessly integrating with Fivetran, Metaphor offers unparalleled insights into data flow, enabling data teams to understand exactly what is downstream of a Fivetran job and who is utilizing the data. And for business users to understand the ultimate source of a particular dashboard.

Understanding End-to-End Lineage Visibility from any Fivetran Source

Data lineage is a critical aspect of data management, providing a clear understanding of the origins, transformations, and destinations of data throughout its lifecycle. With the integration of Metaphor and Fivetran, organizations gain comprehensive end-to-end lineage visibility. This means businesses can trace the path of their data from the moment it enters the pipeline through any of the Fivetran connectors, all the way to its final destinations, whether it be data warehouses, analytics platforms, or business intelligence tools. The ability to visualize this lineage empowers businesses with greater control, transparency, and confidence in their data operations.

"Metaphor's integration with Fivetran gives our customers deep end to end visibility into their data flows from source all the way to where the data is ultimately used. Consumers of data can now find where their trusted data is coming from and easily collaborate with data engineering teams on Metaphor to solve problems and get to the root cause of issues more quickly.Metaphor is an important part of the Modern Data Stack that customers are adopting along with Fivetran to build the most dynamic data environments to drive their business"  Meera Viswanathan, Product Manager, Fivetran

Improved Impact Analysis

The integration of Metaphor and Fivetran goes beyond providing lineage visibility. It enables advanced impact analysis, allowing organizations to understand the downstream impact of any changes made within Fivetran jobs. By visualizing the lineage, Metaphor identifies precisely which downstream processes, reports, or users are dependent on the data ingested through Fivetran. This valuable insight minimizes the risk of unintended consequences and empowers businesses to make informed decisions when modifying or updating their data pipelines. With improved impact analysis, organizations can ensure the integrity and consistency of their data, driving data-driven decision-making with confidence.

Streamlined Collaboration and Data Governance

The Metaphor and Fivetran integration fosters collaboration and enhances data governance practices. By providing a unified view of data lineage, Metaphor unique social capabilities facilitates cross-team collaboration, allowing data engineers, analysts, and business users to align their efforts and have a shared understanding of data dependencies. This integration also supports data governance initiatives by providing a centralized platform to document and manage metadata, ensuring data quality, compliance, and regulatory requirements are met.

The integration of Metaphor and Fivetran offers Fivetran customers a powerful solution for achieving complete end-to-end lineage visibility and improved impact analysis. With the ability to visualize data flow from Fivetran to downstream processes, organizations can confidently manage their data pipelines, make informed decisions, and ensure data integrity throughout the ecosystem. By streamlining collaboration and supporting data governance efforts, this integration empowers businesses to unlock the full potential of their data, driving growth, efficiency, and success.

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!