Elementary offers automated Column-Level Lineage functionality, enriched with the latest test and monitors results. It is built with usability and performance in mind. The column-level lineage is built from the metadata of your data warehouse, and integrations with BI tools such as Looker and Tableau.

Elementary updates your lineage view frequently, ensuring it is always current. This up-to-date lineage data is essential for supporting several critical workflows, including:

  • Effective Data Issue Debugging: Identify and trace data issues back to their sources.
  • Incidents impact analysis: You could explore which downstream assets are impacted by each data issue.
  • Prioritize data issues: Prioritize the triage and resolution of issues that are impacting your critical downstream assets.
  • Public assets health: By selecting an exposure and filtering on upstream nodes, you can see the status of all its upstream datasets.
  • Change impact: Analyze which exposures will be impacted by a planned change.
  • Unused datasets: Detect datasets that are not consumed downstrean, and could be removed to reduce costs.

Node info and test results

To view additional information in the lineage view, use the ... menu to the right of the column:

  • Test results: Access the table’s latest test results in the lineage view.
  • Node info: See details such as description, owner and tags. If collected, it will include the latest job info.

Job info in lineage

You can configure Elementary to collect jobs information to present in the lineage Node info tab. Job names can also be used to filter the lineage graph.