November Product Roundup: 13 Options to Feed Your Information Urge for food – Atlan


Every month, the Atlan engineering crew goes via the method of prepping new options, testing them out, and ensuring they’re JUST RIGHT earlier than feeding them to hungry clients and prospects.

Final month was no totally different. With new methods so that you can entry metadata context, enrich your metadata panorama, and glean insights out of your knowledge, there was loads to be pleased about this November.

Variety is a function

Variety is the one actuality with regards to knowledge groups, from enterprise customers, to knowledge analysts, to knowledge engineers and extra. Every has a various set of instruments they use, from BI dashboards and CRM techniques to knowledge pipelines and cloud knowledge warehouses. Wouldn’t it’s simpler for customers to get the context they want proper within the instruments they spend most of their time in? At Atlan, we predict so!

Atlan Chrome Extension

Get with the circulation? No, extra like keep within the circulation! That’s precisely what the brand new Atlan Chrome extension permits customers to do — get the context you want, the place you want it.

Think about you’re a dashboard and wish to know who owns it and what a metric means. How would you go about it?

Properly, you’d in all probability have to determine who the proprietor was. Then you definitely would most certainly take a display screen seize of the dashboard, e mail or Slack it to that proprietor, and ask your questions. Not anymore!

Now you may skip all these steps by merely clicking on the Atlan icon in your browser. It should open the Atlan Chrome extension proper in your dashboard, supplying you with all of the context you want proper if you want it.

Leverage the Atlan Chrome extension in Looker, Tableau On-line, Snowsight, Mode, Energy BI, BigQuery, and Salesforce, with extra instruments on the way in which.

Atlan Chrome Extension - November 2022 Product Roundup

November is a time to attach along with your (meta)knowledge household

It’s the time of the 12 months to attach with household and buddies. That’s why Atlan continues to make connecting to extra knowledge instruments, previous and new, a prime precedence.

A brand new SAP HANA connector bundle

For a lot of firms, ERP techniques are the lifeblood of their group — for accounting, procurement, compliance, and extra. Producing studies on these firm metrics may also help with higher decision-making.

And guess what? No one desires to overlook the get together! That’s why we’re excited to announce a local connection to SAP HANA, the preferred ERP system.

Rapidly configure the connection to your SAP HANA occasion from the Atlan Market and produce your SAP HANA belongings into Atlan, enabling governance, lineage, and — with direct connectivity — querying.

SAP HANA Connector - November 2022 Product Roundup

Assist for Microsoft SQL Server

Atlan doesn’t maintain any grudges with regards to knowledge. Whereas we’re all about leveraging the ability of the cloud, we understand that discovering knowledge belongings in on-premise techniques has been an enormous problem. Our clients and prospects have spoken, and we hear you. On condition that loads of legacy knowledge belongings are likely to reside in these on-premise techniques, it’s important to catalog and construct governance round these belongings.

Now you may ingest Microsoft SQL Server on-premise databases and see them in Atlan. This may assist in fixing main use instances like on-premise system discovery and migration to cloud knowledge warehouses.

Microsoft SQL Server - November 2022 Product Roundup

Bulk replace metadata with Google Sheets

We all know that documenting metadata is difficult. Whereas we will’t utterly get rid of the method of manually documenting metadata, our Google Sheets integration will pace up the metadata documentation course of for knowledge groups.

The brand new integration with Google Sheets means that you can doc descriptions, certifications, and bulletins for columns in Google Sheets and sync all of it again to Atlan with a single click on.

Bulk Metadata Update with Google Sheets - November 2022 Product Roundup
Bulk Metadata Update with Google Sheets - November 2022 Product Roundup

Queries, queries, and extra queries

Data and motion are what knowledge queries are all about. Atlan desires to make it straightforward for customers to discover and analyze the entire tables they wish to question, no matter their skillset, via written queries or the Visible Question Builder. We carry the ability of metadata into the querying expertise to create a novel solution to construct and perceive queries.

Introducing the first-ever metadata-enriched question editor

Atlan’s core goal is to create context and allow highly effective knowledge discovery by activating metadata. Why? As a result of we will! However severely, we wish to change the way in which knowledge groups are capable of work with and perceive knowledge throughout their total knowledge property. With this launch, we’re enriching our Insights question editor with metadata!

When hovering over columns and tables utilized in a question, customers will see a popup with metadata like descriptions, classifications, and homeowners. This popup allows all customers, even those that are unfamiliar with the SQL question, to grasp and get context on each knowledge asset used.

Metadata-Enriched Query Editor - November 2022 Product Roundup

A greater solution to share context for saved queries

Saved queries are an integral a part of democratizing entry to knowledge, however they want context-rich documentation to assist your crew perceive and use them.

With this launch, we’ve made it simpler so as to add context to saved queries via accessible descriptions and bulletins. This may higher empower your teammates who wish to use saved queries for analytics.

Saved Queries - November 2022 Product Roundup

Question columns from the asset sidebar

Keep in mind when you would solely question a desk from the asset profile or from the desk sidebar? Wasn’t that so annoying? Particularly if you solely wished to question a column!

Properly, this replace makes it potential to additionally question a particular column from the asset profile and the sidebar, via written SQL queries or the Visible Question Builder.

What does this imply for you? Now you will get to querying quicker, proper from the sidebar, and look at a particular column of information with out querying all the desk, saving prices on working queries.

Query Columns from Asset Sidebar - November 2022 Product Roundup

Electronic mail notification for failed scheduled queries

Don’t you hate being the final to know and the primary one folks complain to?

Now you’ll get an e mail notification every time a scheduled question fails, with the title of the question, so you may troubleshoot and get it working very quickly.

Email Notifications - November 2022 Product Roundup

Finer controls for scheduled queries

We all know that a few of you might be very explicit with regards to scheduling queries, so we wished to make it as granular as potential.

With this launch, now you can:

  1. Go all the way down to the minute for hourly and each day runs
  2. Choose a number of days for a weekly run
  3. Choose a number of dates for a month-to-month run
  4. Write your individual customized cron

That’s what we name finer controls round scheduling queries.

Scheduled Queries - November 2022 Product Roundup

Obtain an affect evaluation report

Making modifications to knowledge is the simple half, however what else might be affected if you change a column title or take away a area from a desk?

With this launch, you’ll now be capable to obtain your asset’s downstream and upstream affect as an inventory. When modifications are made to your belongings, now you can get context on the modifications’ downstream affect.

This report may even assist with debugging points in an asset by making it simpler to carry out root-cause evaluation on upstream belongings.

Impact Analysis Report - November 2022 Product Roundup

Get your knowledge components proper with reporting and governance

Wouldn’t it’s nice if I may have a centralized place the place I can get a visible perspective of my total knowledge property? Someplace to see what knowledge belongings are being utilized all through the organizations in a single browser primarily based expertise? What if I may see what belongings are lacking important metadata data, like descriptions or related enterprise phrases?

Fortunately that is all obtainable — you simply must click on the Reporting tab! And this month, we now have continued to enhance that have throughout a mess of features.

Introducing an all-new Governance Dashboard within the Reporting Heart

We’re completely happy to introduce an all-new Governance Dashboard within the Reporting Heart. Consider this as your one-stop store for managing all points of governance in Atlan, together with Personas, Functions, Classifications, and Requests.

You’ll now be capable to reply questions like: “What number of personas in Atlan have question entry?”, “What number of insurance policies are current in Atlan?” , “What number of belongings have been categorised through propagation?” and lots of extra! Governance doesn’t must be tough, and the brand new Governance Dashboard is right here to assist.

Governance Dashboard - November 2022 Product Roundup

New updates to the Insights Dashboard within the Reporting Heart

Insights about insights? No method! Very like the Governance Dashboard, the Atlan Reporting Heart now has an Insights Dashboard to assist observe queries run in Atlan.

Discover the preferred queries, the customers who save essentially the most queries, and observe their enrichment progress. This helps you perceive which queries are lacking necessary metadata like certification, classification, descriptions, phrases and extra.

Monitor utilization patterns of insights in your group and perceive who makes use of it essentially the most, in addition to how typically your sources are queried over time!

Insights Dashboard - November 2022 Product Roundup

Implement person credentials to view a pattern knowledge preview

“I’m sorry, however we don’t have you ever in our system. We will’t allow you to in.

Isn’t this superb? Now connection admins can drive customers to validate their credentials earlier than viewing pattern knowledge previews, serving to you implement higher governance throughout your group.

Enforce User Credentials - November 2022 Product Roundup

At Atlan, we wish to make sure that you get essentially the most worth out of your metadata. We’re consistently in search of methods to enhance our clients’ expertise with the Atlan platform. These options are only a subset of the entire nice enhancements that we now have made just lately.

To study extra about the entire newest options in Atlan, go to Should you don’t have entry to the most recent and biggest model of Atlan, attain out to your Buyer Success Supervisor.


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