What's New in November 2023

Get ready to elevate your data journey with Metaphor this month! We're thrilled to unveil industry-first updates that will transform your catalog experience.

Head of Design
 min. read
November 22, 2023
What's New in November 2023

✅ Surfacing Data Quality Indicators

Users can instantly see if a table or column can be trusted using Metaphor's Data Quality Indicators. Want to know if the data on a report is trustworthy? Metaphor will automatically show warning signs if tables feeding into the report have Data Quality issues. Metaphor integrates with all industry leading Data Quality/Data Observability tools. View Metaphor integrations here.

🔀 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. With our new column-level lineage, users can effortlessly trace the path of individual data columns. Coupled with our user-friendly and intuitive interface, this feature empowers users of all expertise levels to navigate and understand their data with greater ease and confidence. Learn more about our integration on our blog.

🔎 Power BI Usage Statistics

Metaphor introduces a significant enhancement to Power BI: the capability to reveal vital metadata and usage statistics about Power BI dashboards and reports directly within our platform. This updates allows data teams to instantly understand the impact of changes to dashboards and reports. Key insights include:

  • History of report views: Understand who is viewing the report and how often.
  • Popular usage times: Identify the most popular day of the week and time of the day when users view the report.
  • Email Subscriber metrics: Learn how many users have subscribed to receive an email copy of the report.

🗃️ Closing the Loop on Service Requests

Metaphor's latest update allows users to close Service Requests. The system keeps all parties informed and in-sync by notifying them as soon as a Service Request is closed.

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!