What's New in August 2023

From automating tasks to unlocking unparalleled insights wherever you are, Metaphor's latest offerings promise to take your data experiences to new heights.

Head of Design
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August 11, 2023
What's New in August 2023

We're thrilled to unveil a series of incredible new features that are set to revolutionize the way you work with data. Brace yourself for a wave of innovation as we introduce enhancements designed to supercharge your workflows. From automating tasks to unlocking unparalleled insights wherever you are, our latest offerings promise to take your AI-powered experiences with Metaphor to new heights.

💡 Smart Summaries (New!)

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 got documented? Metaphor now lets you preserve institutional knowledge with a single click. Our Smart summaries feature automatically summarizes any conversation thread with Metaphor AI and lets you attach it to an asset.

📄 Auto Documentation (New!)

How many times have you looked at data assets and thought, "Someone should document all this," and yet nothing got documented?

Metaphor's newest feature lets you automatically generate meaningful documentation about data with a single click.

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Meeting your users where they are

Lets face it, most business users don't really want to learn yet another tool that the data team puts together. We've introduced several new features to meet users where they are.

🔍 Natural Language Search (New!)

For business users who may not want to get trained on 'yet another tool from the data team,' our newest update to the Metaphor app within Slack or Teams apps lets users type a search query in plain English, the app then uses AI to generate a meaningful answer and points users to related assets and documentation within the catalog.

🌐 Browser Extension

Yet another capability for the business user, the ability to quickly see trust signals and details about the dashboard they are looking at without actually going into the catalog. The Metaphor Chrome/Edge web extension automatically recognizes the dashboard page a user is on and displays highly relevant information about that dashboard including descriptions, tags, contacts. Users can also initiate a service request from that screen and see conversations their colleagues are having about that dashboard.

Concerned about security around AI? We have you covered. Metaphor uses the Azure OpenAI service that provides enterprise-grade security and privacy guarantees. Want to learn more? Contact us at support[at]metaphor[dot]com.

Fivetran Integration

Our latest integration with Fivetran displays end-to-end lineage of data pipelines to help with visibility and troubleshooting. Read the blog here.

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!