Modern data lineage tools should make all your data transparent, trustworthy, and ready for analysis. Below are the key capabilities of the best data lineage tools.
Visualization. You should be able to easily visualize how the data travels throughout its full journey, from the data source to the end-user application.
Data Catalog. The best tools allow you to search and explore all your data with the help of an integrated data catalog.
Reports. Make sure your data is structured according to your guidelines with formal reports.
Automated documentation. Your tool should generate system documentation automatically, collecting all the node comments, metadata, tables, fields, related files and database statements for the chosen application into one single document.
Simple install. Modern data lineage tools are read-only and don't interfere with any of your company data upon installation.
Customize and connect. You should be able to easily customize your environment to suit your business and its data. Plus, easily connect your lineage tool with your visualization tools, data warehouses and cloud services.