Data Lakes Documentation

Discover and document structure of your data in data lakes

Visualize your databases with ER Diagrams and make them transparent and accessible for everyone, including non-IT people.

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Document and understand your data in semi-structured formats

Data lakes are data stores that hold unstructured and semi-structured data. Structured data stores (usually relational databases) offer view into data structures (tables and columns). Data lakes do not offer that functionality. Without data governance data lakes can quickly become data swamps. Finding right data in the data lake and understanding its structure can be a real challenge.

Thankfully, Dataedo offers discovery of structure in semi-structured data formats, cataloging of data objects, documentation capability of each object and field, and discoverability with convenient web documentation.

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How Dataedo helps with data lakes?

Automatically scan the structure of your data lakes

All it takes to get started is to point to the file or paste its content into editor - Dataedo will scan the structure and load it into editor where you will be able to correct it, describe it and save as a new object to the repository.

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Understand all your columns and tables

Decrypt table and column names with business friendly aliases and provide meaning and purpose of data assets with descriptions

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Document, visualize and understand relationships

Dataedo allows you to understand, document and visualize relationships between data objects.

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Share complete documentation in convenient format

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Dataedo Web Catalog

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Dataedo HTML Docs

Easily export your documentation into lightweight and easily shareable interactive HTML documents. Self-host them on your drive or any web server.

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PDF & Excel Exports

Additionally, you can quickly export your documentation to PDF and Excel files.

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Key features

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Data catalog

Build data literacy, democratize data and empower everyone in your organization to make better use of your data with lightweight on-premises data catalog

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ER Diagrams

Discover and document relationships between data entities and visualize them with diagrams

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Data Dictionary

With a few clicks, build a catalog of your data and describe each table and column.

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Business Glossary

Build a universal glossary of business terms and metrics and link it to data in your databases.

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Sensitive Data Discovery & Classification

Discover, tag, and document all sensitive fields in your databases.

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Powerful Metadata Search

Effortlessly search your data and business terms with simple & advanced faceted search. Refine your search results to find very specific assets.

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Discover structure in semi-structured data formats

Document each object and field and create convenient web documentation