Feature Round Up: October 2021

Watch this month's Round Up to learn more about our recently released features!

1. Drag and drop relationships

Relationship arrows can now be repositioned with a drag and drop action.

2. Export concept as PNG

Download a snapshot image of a concept and its immediate context.

3. Embedded image previews for link to concept

The link to concept feature now includes rich image previews.

4. Composite graphs

Link multiple documents together into one workspace. Separate complex models into subgraphs or extend reference documents that are used in multiple projects.

Round Up

Composite Graph Demo

Beta: Sensitive Data Discovery

Business context

A key aspect of data compliance is knowing where sensitive data lives and applying classifications that relate to policies that inform business processes for proper tracking and management. Identifying sensitive data, applying these policies, and reporting on this information can be an extremely time consuming and error-prone task if attempted manually.’s Sensitive Data Discovery automates discovery and classification, making it easier for enterprise customers to identify sensitive data and take action on it within the catalog.


Scan – Use advanced machine learning to identify sensitive data types like email addresses, names, ID numbers, locations, protected health information, and 40+ additional data types identifiable out of the box.

Classify – Apply policy classifications, tags, and statuses such as Restricted, Personal Information, US Only, etc. These classifications help maintain the integrity and confidentiality of your data. They are driven by your scan results and other metadata, as dictated by your unique business logic and terminology.

Take Action – Report and audit sensitive data types and policy classifications across your data landscape, understand how it changes over time, and drive better compliance and governance in your organization.

Integrate – Leverage Sensitive Data Discovery metadata as part of your broader metadata orchestration strategy with APIs and bulk export. Our open and extensible platform makes it easy to plug in your broader ecosystem of additional Sensitive Data Discovery tools and platforms for even greater governance capabilities.


Resource page example

Search results example

If you are an existing customer and would like to be included in the private beta, reach out to your Client Success Director for more information.

SQL and SPARQL Time Travel

Business context

Querying data in its current state is the most common data catalog use case, but there are times when it is necessary to compare previous versions of datasets, metadata, and lineage. SQL and SPARQL Time Travel allows customers to view changes across metadata and data and even query historical data sources. 


The new feature provides granular insight into audit trails and analysis of data that is snapshotted across time. You can search both ingested data sources and Snowflake virtual tables for previous states of data. Being able to analyze previous versions of a dataset, even simultaneously with the current version of a dataset, enables flexible analysis across various time scales – review data month-over-month, year-over-year, etc.

In, your metadata is also data and therefore fully queryable and reportable. You can compare previous versions of your metadata with current versions in order to understand how your systems and schemas are changing. See new columns, new column names, sensitive data that recently appeared in a field that wasn't there previously, and much more.

Supported operations include previous version, number of versions back (tip-N), specific timestamp, and offset.

Example: SQL Time Travel Query

Example: SPARQL Time Travel Query

Interactive lineage items

For customers leveraging data artifact lineage, the resource items are now interactive. You can click through the icons to view the respective resource pages.

Advanced Search Builder + New All Results Tab

This week, our search page got a face lift and we unveiled new tools for searching on

Explore's rich advanced search syntax with the Search Builder tool on our main search page. This friendly form helps you construct more complex searches with multiple filters, logical operators, categories, and custom metadata fields. The Search Builder can be accessed by selecting the "Advanced" option above the filters list on the main search page.

This release also includes changes to our main search page. You'll notice a new layout on the All Results tab that shows the top 3 search hits by type for your term. This tab now shows more results per page and gives users a high level overview of the types of resources they can find on the platform. Hover over the circular "i" icon for more details about the result. More targeted results can be viewed on the Resources tab. You'll also notice changes to the category tabs at the top of the page. Resources, Organizations & People, Comments, and Columns each have their own tailored search experience.

The new search experience is available today for select users and will be available for all users early next week.

Beta: Postgres Proxy

We're happy to announce the beta release of our new Postgres Proxy support. Our goal is to allow any BI and data science tools which support PostgreSQL, to connect to directly with No 3rd party integration support required! provides a federated engine to query data from multiple data systems simultaneously, at the source. By using Postgres Proxy, it’s now easier than ever to extend these capabilities to your favorite analysis tools for quickly accessing and creating value from data.

To connect to using the proxy, simply create a new PostgreSQL connection, configured as follows:

port: 5432
user: {your user id}
pass: {read/write token}
db:   agentid/datasetid

You can find your read/write token in the user settings. If you have any issues or questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

Note: for single tenant customers, set host to postgres.{site}

Announcing new Documentation Portal

We're thrilled to announce the release of our brand new documentation portal. We've remastered all our platform documentation content to make it easier to read, search, and navigate. You can now get all the answers you need in just one place!

These are some of the improvements and new navigation experiences you'll see  in our new portal:

- Home page menus

Use the top menus to navigate the documentation for specific product versions: Community docs for community members and Enterprise docs, specifically written for our enterprise customers who have needs and use cases outside of the scope of our community users.

- Search improvements 

Search is one of the most important ways to find the information you need. So we’ve introduced a new search experience. When you enter a query, you’ll immediately see some suggestions. 

- Easier access to everything you need

Easy access to integrations gallery, API docs, and Grafo documentation.

Check it out at

Coming soon: Resource Type Search Filter

Next week, we will be releasing an update to the Search UI to include a new standard filter for Resource Type. This has been a much requested filter option to help users drill down into the specific resource types returned from search. This filter includes our common types like datasets, projects, and queries as well as custom types that are configured for your organization's catalog.

This change will also update the presentation order of the search filters as:
1. Resource Type
2. Owner
3. Status
4. Tag
5. Collection
6... Custom configured facets

DockerHub and metadata collector enhancement roundup

Our metadata collector (dwcc, aka the Catalog Collector) is now available on DockerHub! Simply run docker pull datadotworld/dwcc:x.xx where x.xx is your desired version, and you're in business. It's that easy.

Other enhancements to the metadata collector:

  • Updated Domo collector to improve relationship modeling
  • Various Tableau & Manta collector fixes & enhancements
  • Denodo metadata collector support shifted to Denodo 8
  • --config-file option for metadata collector (Beta): We've heard your feedback on wanting a simplified way to manage the configurations for your metadata collectors. The config file will become the default way in the near future to set your parameters going forward. Lots more info on this coming soon! 
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