Fivetran Introduces Metadata API for End-to-End Data Analysis and Visibility
Enterprises can track entire data lineage in data catalogs to meet complex compliance requirements and empower global teams to access the right data securely.
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Fivetran released its Metadata API to enable the tracking of data “in-flight” from source to destination as it moves through Fivetran-managed pipelines. With this additional visibility, customers can integrate with governance and observability tools to give data teams more control over who has access to what data. Enabling automated data governance, the Fivetran Metadata API also provides data stewards, security teams, and data engineering teams the needed visibility to know where the data came from, who accessed it, and what changes have occurred in the pipeline.
As Fraser Harris, VP of product at Fivetran, noted, “With Metadata API, our customers get out-of-the box data governance automations and data quality workflows so they can proactively identify and take action on governance issues before they become a problem. Our automated in-flight approach enables data access at scale without increasing risk to the business.”
Complex legislation such as Europe’s GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other state laws impose fines on companies that do not comply with complex rules to safeguard data privacy. The Fivetran Metadata API helps enterprises address compliance requirements, easily integrating into their existing privacy and security strategies while bolstering the value of investments they’ve made in data catalogs and data quality solutions.
With the Fivetran Metadata API:
- Data analysts can understand where data is coming from and can run impact analyses on it
- Data stewards know end users have access to data that has been handled securely and is compliant with governance requirements
- Security and legal teams can complete security audits and ensure the data moved is in compliance with organizational policies
For more information, visit fivetran.com.