Some of your data is used downstream in dashboards, applications, data science pipelines, reverse ETLs, etc. These downstream data consumers are called exposures.

Elementary lineage graph presents downstream exposures of two origins:

  1. Elementary Cloud Automated BI integrations
  2. Exposures configured in your dbt project. Read about how to configure exposures in code.

Automated BI lineage


Elementary will automatically and continuously extend the column-level-lineage to the dashboard level of your data visualization tool.

Supported BI tools:

Why is lineage to exposures useful?

  • Incidents impact analysis: You could explore which exposures are impacted by each data issue.
  • Exposure health: By selecting an exposure and filtering on upstream nodes, you could see the status of all it’s upstream datasets.
  • Prioritize data issues: Prioritize the triage and resolution of issues that are impacting your critical downstream assets.
  • Change impact: Analyze which exposures will be impacted by a planned change.
  • Unused datasets: Detect datasets that no exposure consumes, that could be removed to save costs.