How to read this Roadmap?
Plans below are grouped in Quarters since our release cycle is one release per Quarter. We share this Roadmap, to shed some light on the direction we are heading with Dataedo. Please bear in mind that this roadmap only covers larger initiatives, and with every release, we aim to ship multiple minor improvements and bug fixes.
The below roadmap reflects our plans and the things we are working on. It is shared just for information purposes and it is not a binding commitment. Please do not use this information in making purchasing decisions as future versions of our products may have different functionality and release dates. Features listed below are actively uder development, but order is unrelated.
Few things that we aim to deliver in the very next major release.
Web Catalog redesign
We are continuing efforts to improve UX and UI of Web Catalog. We are redesigning navigations, previews and adding handy right panes. We are also building better notifications system.
Reference Data Management / Lookups
Known as reference data, list of values, lookups, or dictionaries. This feature will allow you to build lookups, lists, and valid values. It will be easy to document and understand that "A" in the status field means "Approved", or what values to expect in the market field.
You will be able to build those dictionaries from values from the database!
Changes we are implementing with an intend to deliver them in one of the later releases.
Structure changes (Submodules, Reports, Manual Objects)
We see that there is a big demand for improvement in the area of object structure, Tree View, and objects-types. We are still considering the scope. We will probably proceed with:
- Domains as a top level folder for aggregating other objects,
- Implementing Subject Areas as a business oriented group of objects and BG entries
- Implementing sub-databases (option to split database into logic parts)
We are also improving navigation in the Dataedo Desktop. We are adding internal links and "GO TO" options across documentation.
Active Directory integration
We plan to introduce AD integration as a simple tool that will mirror users and groups from given AD to the structure in the Dataedo repository.
Import technical redesign
With the end of the year, we plan to finish a huge effort of creating a new import engine. There are 3 goals we are aiming to achieve with it.
- Major performance improvements.
- Allow importing multiple databases from one source at once!
- Unblock our progress with new connectors.
A feature where we will introduce a way of assigning Users to Objects so that it is clear who is responsible for documentation of what. Then we will deliver dashboards like "Needing my attention" in Web Catalog.
We plan to release connectors with every release. Below is the list of scanners we are currently researching or developing:
- Power BI reports and datasets
- Tableau reports
We are developing SQL parsing features that will enable us to build automated object and column level data lineage.