Data lineage for BigQuery

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What is BigQuery

BigQuery is a cloud-based, fully managed, serverless data warehouse that enables users to store, query, and analyze large datasets. It is a part of the Google Cloud Platform and is designed to provide fast and cost-effective access to data stored in Google Cloud Storage. BigQuery is a great choice for data-intensive applications, as it provides a powerful SQL-like query language, high performance, and scalability. It also offers features such as automatic data partitioning, data encryption, and access control. BigQuery is ideal for businesses that need to analyze large amounts of data quickly and cost-effectively.

Benefits of setting up data lineage

Data Lineage is the process of understanding data's process flow from the first initial source all the way through to the final endpoint. It consists of tracking where a data feature originates from, how it changes, who accesses it, and what its value is at different stages during its journey. Analysis of Data Lineage can also provide organizations with data governance, regulatory compliance, and increased efficiency. Data Lineage also covers important topics such as metadata management, tracking data transformations, and lineage visualization. It enables organizations to build trust in their operational data and gain insights into how their information is used and shared among disparate systems. It is an integral part of the data lifecycle which organizations should use to ensure reliable and secure information flows.

Why should you have Data lineage for BigQuery

Data lineage for BigQuery is an important tool that can greatly benefit organizations in data analysis and storage. Data lineage provides an organized view of data origins, connections, and destinations that can help teams identify data delays and errors quickly and easily. Additionally, data lineage can improve data governance by providing insight into where key data points are stored and ensuring data accuracy by verifying the values that flow through the data pipelines. Data lineage also helps to protect against data leaks, as it identifies which data sources each data set originated from. This allows organizations to quickly identify and fix any potential issues with their data. Ultimately, data lineage for BigQuery can improve organizational efficiency, accuracy, data governance, and security.

How to set up

To set up data lineage using BigQuery and Secoda, the first step is to establish the connection from BigQuery to Secoda. Then in BigQuery, create a whitelist of datasets, tables and columns as the source of data to be monitored. Finally, configure schedulers within Secoda to perform scans to collect relevant metadata and update the data lineage power map within Secoda which is then mapped against the whitelisted metadata in BigQuery.

Get started with Secoda

Secoda is a data discovery tool that simplifies the process of finding, understanding, and using data from the modern data stack. It provides a unified view of data from multiple sources, including databases, cloud storage, and data warehouses, and provides powerful search and exploration capabilities to quickly find the data you need. Secoda also offers an intuitive visual interface to help you better understand your data, and provides an array of features to help you quickly identify patterns and trends in your data. With Secoda, you can take control of your data and unlock the power of your data stack.

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