MANTA Data Lineage automates your data's story
MANTA brings intelligence to metadata management by providing an automated solution that helps you drive productivity, gain trust in your data, and accelerate digital transformation.
Table of Contents
- MANTA: Data LIneage Done Right
- How MANTA Works
- MANTA Features and Benefits
- Business Opportunities for MANTA Data Lineage
MANTA: Data LIneage Done Right
How MANTA Works
Active Tags by MANTA enhance data privacy and data…
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Explore Manta's lineage using its native interface and integrate it into your workflows using open and robust APIs. Improve your data quality, data privacy, and data governance processes. Integrate with CI/CD pipelines to boost the productivity of data engineers.
Contextualize Lineage with Semantics
Manta adds semantics to enrich the attribute-level lineage with indirect data dependencies, transformation logic, evolution over time, or external metadata such as profiling information, quality scores, PII labels, and more. All to provide actionable insights and turn data lineage into a powerful asset.
Tailor Lineage to Your Needs
Adjust the lineage to the level of detail for specific use cases. Search through all of the lineage, use intelligent filtering to hide details that are not currently relevant. Create domains and perspectives for specific projects, review historical versions, and get notified and act on changes.
Deploy Manta’s Connectivity module to gather metadata from mission-critical and analytic systems in your hybrid, cloud, or on-premises environment. Use Manta’s automated scanners to crunch all the SQL, ETL, and BI code. Leverage the OpenManta framework with APIs and SDKs to enhance your metadata even for custom-built systems not supported by existing scanners.
MANTA Features and Benefits
Achieve full automation with seamlessly integrated data lineage across over 45 common applications, from databases, to ETL tools, to reporting and analytics environments. Understand the complete movements of data through your environment, from the mainframe to the cloud.
- 90% faster incident resolution
- 20-40% increase in development and maintenance process productivity
- 60% growth in data engineering team productivity
- 95% decrease in time spent analysing the impact of source system changes
MANTA is ready to use with most common data sources - including databases, reporting tools, cloud analytics platforms, programming languages and ETL tools. This gives you the agility to deploy quickly and add additional environments with ease.
Additional sources are added regularly, and the OpenMANTA framework allows you to add your own, custom sources.
Accurate Impact Analysis
MANTA allows you to visualise both direct and indirect dataflows to show the full end-to-end data journey
MANTA revisions automatically compare the state of your environment and data flows at various points in time, with visual cues to highlight differences. You can quickly pick up changes that have broken your data pipelines or reports
Detailed Technical Lineage
MANTA reads your data transformation logic allowing you to easily understand how crucial calculations were derived with the complete data journey including all data transformations.
Lineage can be overwhelming, MANTA's filters allow you to easily explore, navigate, and tune lineage visualizations to your needs and understanding, no matter how tech-savvy you are.
You can also categorise assets into specific Perspectives (e.g. Financial data) to provide a focussed view
Connect your Catalog
Leverage MANTA's connectors to add detailed lineage to your catalog, with an off-the-shelf integration
Business Opportunities for MANTA Data Lineage
- Data Governance: Spend less time figuring out your data and more time putting it to good use. Leverage MANTA’s automated lineage to build trust in data across your organization and maximize the value of your data governance framework.
- Data and Cloud Migrations: Having complete data lineage available when migrating to the cloud or a hybrid environment allows companies to set the right expectations, stick to the plan, save a lot of resources, and escape the do-break-debug-redo cycle.
- Regulatory Reporting and Compliance: Automatically scan and maintain detailed business and technical lineage, with a full history, for your critical data flows and reports
- DataOps: Automate tedious, repetitive tasks to keep your data pipeline healthy—prevent defects with automated impact analyses, speed up incident resolution, reduce the cycle time of data analytics, and increase the value of analytics.
What is MANTA?
MANTA is a data lineage tool that helps organizations understand how data flows through their systems. It provides automated, end-to-end lineage tracing that can help organizations comply with regulations, ensure data quality, and optimize their data architecture.
What kind of data sources can MANTA connect to?
MANTA has 50+ OOTB scanners for databases, ETL tools, reporting and analysis software, modeling tools, and programming languages. We are constantly adding more native scanners to our list. We’re constantly working to add more functionality out of the box so you can start using MANTA quickly.
You can find a full list of supported scanners here.
How does MANTA capture data lineage?
MANTA uses advanced metadata analysis techniques to automatically map out data flows between different systems and processes. It can also incorporate user input to fill in gaps in the lineage information.
Does MANTA support cloud-based systems?
Yes, MANTA supports a variety of cloud-based systems like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
Data lineage shows all the paths data takes through an organization’s environment and what happens to it at every stage, from creation to consumption, mapping dependencies between data entities. This map allows organizations to tame data complexity, remain efficient, and optimize their data for business intelligence efforts.
When DataOps teams have to manually trace data’s path across complex systems and hundreds of touchpoints, accuracy, and agility are the first casualties. By automating data lineage discovery, DataOps can transmute data chaos into data clarity and deliver a continuous, reliable stream of insights that bring value to the enterprise.
Why do I need MANTA if I have a data catalogue?
True data lineage platforms, unlike data catalogues, focus on solving one problem - data visibility.
This is the process of scanning, structuring, and visualizing your organization’s data inventories and sources. It allows you to:
- Boost your data governance by achieving full compliance and improving data quality
- Amplify value by eliminating the risk associated with architecture changes
- Speed up data migrations during mergers, acquisitions, or transitions into the cloud
Although data catalogues are extremely useful, most cannot provide the detailed visualizations that true data lineage generates. However, many catalogues are very good at hiding these deficiencies in their lineage capabilities.
That’s why MANTA have created this guide—to help you evaluate against a data catalogue solution.