Data lineage for Databricks

What is Databricks

Databricks is a cloud-based data analytics platform that enables organizations to quickly and easily build and deploy data-driven applications. It provides an integrated environment for data scientists, engineers, and business analysts to collaborate on data-driven projects. Databricks provides a unified platform for data engineering, machine learning, and analytics, allowing users to quickly build and deploy data-driven applications. It also provides a suite of tools for data exploration, visualization, and analysis. Databricks is used by companies such as Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle to build and deploy data-driven applications in the cloud.

Benefits of setting up data lineage

Data lineage is an understanding of the data that is used by an organization for analysis, decision support, and reporting. It includes tracking a data set from when it is initially created to when it is in its current state. It is a critical component to data governance and risk management, as it helps to understand and record the origin, transferal, and eventual application of data. Data lineage provides a view of how data moves across systems, environments, and applications and can be used to identify any discrepancies or inaccuracies. Data lineage also aids in tracing data errors and tracing the data back to their sources of origin. As data lineage can provide a record of all the data transformation, it is also an invaluable tool when auditing organizational data, as it provides an audit trail and can be used to pinpoint any potential issues.

Why should you have Data lineage for Databricks

Data lineage is particularly important in Databricks because it provides the ability to trace the path of data across the platform. With this tool, users can examine the source of any data element, how it is transformed along its journey, and any other manipulations applied to it before its final destination. This allows Databricks users to fully understand the life cycle of their data, from source to output. Furthermore, organizations are able to track data sources and processes over time, enabling them to gain additional insight into the relationships between data elements. With this visibility and powerful tracing capabilities, Data lineage can be used to improve processes and productivity, to comply with industry regulations, and to identify potential data quality and integrity issues.

How to set up

Data lineage creation in Databricks with Secoda is an efficient and straightforward process. First, Secoda will be integrated with the data platform and create a direct connection to the source data. Next, customers can define lineage rules to capture data definitions and relationships between objects. Finally, Secoda will generate automatic data lineage reports and display parent-child relationships between datasets and databases in Databricks.

Get started with Secoda

Secoda is a data discovery tool designed to help organizations unlock the value of their data. It provides a single platform to discover, explore, and analyze data across the modern data stack. Secoda enables users to quickly search and explore data sources, visualize data relationships, and gain insights from data. With its intuitive user interface, Secoda makes it easy to discover and explore data from relational databases, NoSQL databases, data warehouses, cloud storage, and more. Secoda also provides powerful data analytics capabilities, allowing users to uncover insights from their data and make informed decisions.

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