Understanding Data Lineage

Data Lineage is so much more than Wikipedia tells us. Or at least, the world needs more from Data Lineage than is widely accepted as what it should bring to the table.

At its core, Data Lineage is the transparency and visibility over the journey of data as it flows throughout your business. Data Lineage brings trust, it brings traceability. Imagine a situation where you are in a management meeting and are asked to explain the report you are showing the group. Having the ability to answer where you got the data from, what happened to the data on its journey to this report and the transformations that happened to the data, is the kind of transparency that will have people never doubt the foundation of data you have in place.

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