Data lineage for Looker

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What is Looker

Looker is a data exploration and business intelligence platform that enables users to quickly and easily explore and analyze their data. It offers a wide range of features, including data modeling, data visualization, data discovery, and data integration. It also provides users with the ability to create custom dashboards and reports, as well as access to a library of pre-built data models. Looker is designed to help users quickly and easily identify trends, uncover insights, and make data-driven decisions.

Benefits of setting up data lineage

Data lineage is the ability to trace data from its origin to its final destination. This information is useful for understanding how the data evolves over time and for auditing, monitoring, and controlling the data. Data lineage avoids data drift, allowing for the correction of incorrect data. It also helps identify potential weaknesses in operational processes which can help organizations improve their IT systems. Data lineage is used across multiple industries to offer downstream data integrity, improve future analytics, and facilitate compliance with industry regulations. Finally, it helps identify gaps in data sources, helping organizations improve their data quality.

Why should you have Data lineage for Looker

Data lineage for Looker enables organizations to gain an understanding of the data flowing through their systems, where the data comes from, how it is transformed along the way, and where it ends up. This seamless connection between source systems and business reporting ensures data integrity, accuracy, and trust. By understanding the data sources and the transformation that it goes through, businesses can have greater confidence when making decisions based on reported data. Additionally, with data lineage for Looker, organizations can identify and address data issues quickly with quick troubleshooting and debugging, and more easily comply with data regulations and reporting requirements.

How to set up

To set up data lineage using Looker and secoda, first create a connection within Looker to the data sources and transform the tables and fields into dimensional models. Then, set up the secoda data lineage tool in Looker and provide an identifier to each data source and select the data elements that need to be monitored. Finally, secoda will automatically track changes and allow users to trace data from source to destination, and provide visibility on data.

Get started with Secoda

Secoda is a data discovery tool designed to help organizations get the most out of their modern data stack. It provides an intuitive and powerful way to explore, analyze, and visualize data from multiple sources. Secoda's advanced search and analytics capabilities enable users to quickly identify patterns, trends, and insights within their data. It also provides a secure and collaborative environment for data exploration and analysis, allowing teams to work together to uncover valuable insights. With Secoda, organizations can gain deeper insights into their data and make more informed decisions.

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