With column-level lineage and dbt metrics as a first-class citizen in Atlan, this partnership will increase context, visibility, and self-service for numerous information groups.
Immediately we’re excited to announce our partnership with dbt Labs, the pioneer in analytics engineering. As a part of this, joint prospects could have entry to an end-to-end governance framework for information fashions and metrics within the trendy information stack.
dbt Labs’ new Semantic Layer allows organizations to centrally outline key enterprise metrics like “income,” “buyer rely,” or “churn fee” in dbt, and question them in downstream analytics instruments. This enables everybody within the enterprise to really feel assured that they’re working from the identical assumptions as their colleagues, no matter their information tooling of selection. If a metric definition is up to date in dbt, it’s seamlessly up to date in all places, making certain consistency all through the enterprise.
Atlan’s integration with the dbt Semantic Layer brings dbt’s wealthy metrics into the remainder of the information stack. With this integration, firm metrics are actually part of column-level lineage, spanning from supply methods and information storage to transformation and BI.
We’re excited to associate with dbt Labs to make metrics a firstclass citizen for information groups.
Metrics are the language by way of which the enterprise understands information. For much too lengthy, information groups have handled limitless chaos about metrics definitions and accuracy.
Now, with Atlan and dbt, numerous information individuals can lower by way of the chaos and work collectively higher with simpler collaboration and alignment.
Varun Banka, Co-Founder at Atlan
Our native dbt Cloud integration ingests all dbt metrics and metadata about dbt fashions, merges it with metadata from all different instruments within the information stack, creates column-level lineage from supply to BI, and sends that unified context again into instruments like Snowflake and the BI instruments the place individuals work each day.
With this, when questions come up about firm information, information groups can rapidly discover the proper metric, backtrack by way of adjustments by way of model management, assess precisely what modified at each layer (i.e. the information, definition, and operational layers), and hint how downstream belongings had been affected. This highly effective affect and root trigger evaluation lastly provides trendy information groups the instruments they want for end-to-end information governance and alter administration at each stage of the information lifecycle.
The dbt Semantic Layer provides prospects a central supply of reality for his or her business-critical metrics, and the power to question them from instruments like Atlan.
By means of this partnership between dbt Labs, Atlan, and different business leaders, organizations will be capable of profit from unprecedented consistency and precision of their key metrics.
Margaret Francis, Chief Product Officer at dbt Labs
Right here is how joint prospects profit from Atlan and dbt Labs’ partnership:
- 360° metric profiles: Identical to a knowledge asset, each dbt metric is now a first-class citizen with a full profile in Atlan. Knowledge groups can discover and confirm metrics, assign homeowners, personalize entry, connect documentation, observe adjustments, discover downstream belongings, and extra.
- Metrics querying: With our Visible Question Builder, non-technical information customers can now question dbt metrics — democratizing information and decreasing dependencies on analytical and information engineers.
- Finish-to-end, column-level information lineage: We use automated SQL parsing to create end-to-end, column-level lineage for all dbt transformations. This exhibits how every dbt mannequin impacts not simply upstream warehouses but additionally downstream BI reviews and dashboards.
- Activating metric context into BI: With our Chrome extension, dbt metadata is now accessible in downstream BI instruments like Looker and Tableau.
This new partnership and integration comes on the heels of our main launch, that includes a whole redesign and slate of brand-new options, integrations, and partnerships. We had been additionally not too long ago named a Chief in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Knowledge Catalogs for DataOps, Q2 2022.
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