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Astera Data Governance Walkthrough

Join me as I guide you through: Centralizing your organization’s data securely Enhancing data quality with enrichment tools Deploying projects using Astera Data Pipeline Builder Managing and enriching data assets Creating glossary terms and tags for better data discoverability Generating comprehensive data profiles and automating data quality checks Approving access requests for data assets.

What is OLAP (Online Analytical Processing)?

Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) is a computing technology through which users can extract and query data to analyze it from different points of view. These typically high-speed and complex queries are performed on massive data volumes stored in a data lake, data warehouse, or other large-scale repositories. Typical OLAP applications include business intelligence (BI) and forecasting and reporting.

7 Crucial Data Governance Best Practices To Implement

Data governance covers processes, roles, policies, standards, and metrics that help an organization achieve its goals by ensuring the effective and efficient use of information. It sets up the processes and responsibilities necessary to maintain the data’s quality and security across the business. Data governance manages the formal data assets of an organization.

What Is Database Schema? A Comprehensive Guide

A database schema, or DB schema, is an abstract design representing how your data is stored in a database. Database schemas can be visually represented using schema diagrams, such as the one below: A database schema diagram visually describes the following: Database schemas are at the heart of every scalable, high-performance database. They’re the blueprint that defines how a database stores and organizes data, its components’ relationships, and its response to queries.

ANSI X12 vs EDIFACT: Key Differences

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a popular communication method that enterprises use to exchange information accurately and quickly with trading partners. EDI transmits data almost instantaneously — serving as a fast and efficient mode for exchanging business documents. ANSI X12 vs. EDIFACT are the two most common EDI standards used for EDI, but they have different structures, styles, and usage.

Data Provenance vs. Data Lineage: Key Differences

Two related concepts often come up when data teams work on data governance: data provenance and data lineage. While they may seem similar at first glance, there are fundamental differences between the two concepts. Data provenance covers the origin and history of data, including its creation and modifications. On the other hand, data lineage tracks the data’s journey through various systems and processes, highlighting its flow and transformation across different data pipeline stages.

What is Data Observability? A Complete Guide

Data observability is a process that actively monitors an organization’s data for accuracy, health, and usefulness. It is the ability of an organization to have comprehensive visibility over its entire data landscape, including data pipelines, infrastructure, and applications. Data observability allows the organization to quickly identify, control, prevent, remediate, and fix data outages, all within agreed service level agreements (SLAs).

What Is Metadata Why Is It Important?

Metadata refers to the information about data that gives it more context and relevance. It records essential aspects of the data (e.g., date, size, ownership, data type, or other data sources) to help users discover, identify, understand, organize, retrieve, and use it—transforming information into business-critical assets. Think of it as labels on a box that describe what’s inside. Metadata makes it easier to find and utilize the data that you need. Typical metadata elements include.

Exploring Data Provenance: Ensuring Data Integrity and Authenticity

Data provenance is a method of creating a documented trail that accounts for data’s origin, creation, movement, and dissemination. It involves storing the ownership and process history of data objects to answer questions like, “When was data created?”, “Who created the data?” and “Why was it created? Data Provenance is vital in establishing data lineage, which is essential for validating, debugging, auditing, and evaluating data quality and determining data reliability.