Understanding relationships between tables is crucial for any querying and development of any database. Those relationships are often less than obvious and foreign key (FK) constraints are rarely defined (for a number of reasons). You are often left with guesswork or help from someone “who knows”.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Let Dataedo extract what FK constraints there are in your database and capture all the other relationships only known to people in your team. So that no one needs to be guessing.
Data structures in real databases are often confusing. There’s a number of reasons for this. Dataedo provides your team with a place to capture descriptions of each data element so that you do not need to guess what ‘A’ value in status field means, is order.date the date order was entered in the system or placed by customer and what the heck does attribute1 mean...
Real databases have hundreds or even thousands of tables. It is really hard to find a table with data you need or figure out what is this particular table used for. Dataedo helps you manage this complexity with so called “modules”, which you can think of as folders organizing objects in your database.
Share complete documentation of your database ecosystem, including data dictionary, diagrams, code, dependencies and more, in searchable and interactive HTML that does not require dedicated server.
There is no single person in your team or organization that knows it all. Dataedo’s shared metadata repository allows your entire team to collectively capture and preserve what you know about your databases.
Allow every developer to grasp data models quickly without guesswork and unnecessary questions.
Provide useful documentation of your data warehouse and facilitate better use of it throughout the organization.
Remove friction of reporting and analytics by making data structures and data clear for everyone.
Discover structure of your legacy databases and document them as you learn, so that the other people do not have to learn the same things over and over again.
Make complex and generic ERP databases manageable and meaningful for people in your organization.
Document and understand source and destination databases before the migration.
Communicate and secure work you outsourced with useful and accessible database documentation.