The Data Quality indicators in Metaphor have gotten a facelift. To make it easier for users to quickly see if they can trust the data in a table Metaphor now displays Green/Yellow/Red traffic indicators indicating Pass/Warn/Fail status of Quality tests.
Additionally if any table has failed tests, Metaphor automatically indicates a yellow warning light to any assets that are downstream of the failed table - cautioning the user to check and see if they should still trust the data.
Like the check engine light on a car dashboard, Metaphor provides a simple indicator to the end user, warning them about potential data problems detected by sensors within the data stack.
In addition to the Data Quality/Observability tools we already integrate with e.g. MonteCarlo, Soda, we've also added integration with dbt Tests.
Metaphor now supports displaying Snowflake Streams as a first-class asset.
We've made a few improvements to the PowerBI integrations to help data teams get better visibility into the PowerBI Ecosystem.
Seeing the full picture of all assets within the data stack can be helpful for Data Engineering personas, but no one else in the organization typically care about non-production assets.
Metaphor lets you specify asset name patterns e.g. tmp, dev, test and the system automatically hides these assets from search listings, lineage etc.
Authorized users can choose to selectively enable viewing these assets if they'd like.
Need a handy way to endorse certain assets, create and apply an Endorsement tag making it highly visible to all users that this asset has been blessed by the data team?
Introducing Custom Governed Tags! Data admins and contributors can now personalize their governed tags in Metaphor by assigning colors and icons tailored to their organization. With the help of customized tags, all catalog users can easily spot important assets at a glance, and better understand their purpose.
Part 2 of our series on Coverage Metrics, this feature lets users see the percentage of assets within any given landing page that are documented, have governed tags or have contacts.
For example, you can quickly see what percentage of tables/views in a Database, or Schema have descriptions or have been assigned contacts.
Enable coverage metrics by selecting the ellipses next to any asset type in any asset landing page.
Are you tired of repeatedly writing long, complex search queries you’ve painstakingly crafted? The Saved Searches feature helps catalog users be more productive by allowing them to save search queries and filters, thus saving time and effort. It also makes teamwork a breeze by sharing searches with colleagues. That way, everyone can use the same search queries, making collaboration smoother and more consistent.
We are excited to share the ability for users to personalize their experience of using Metaphor.
Based on their role selection, catalog users will only see asset categories that are relevant to them.
For Data Producers - Datasets first.
For Data Consumers - Dashboards first.
To further reduce cognitive overload, we've updated the navigation for the Explore bar, Search results, and Technical details for Assets.
For Data Producers - All options visible
For Data Consumers - Administrative/Technical options hidden by default
Users can easily update their preferences through the Profile page. In addition to the improved in-app experience, users will receive a sequence of Onboarding Emails over the period of a week that aims to educate and highlight important features of Metaphor.
Our latest integration with Azure Data Factory displays end-to-end lineage of data pipelines to help with visibility and troubleshooting.
Coverage Metrics lets you see an at a glance view of assets that have or are missing descriptions, tags or contacts. This capability lets data teams see and track progress on their governance goals.
Coverage Metrics can be enabled within the search interface with a simple toggle.
A few related features coming soon :