May Product Launch

The May release of has something for everyone – user experience improvements for navigation and understanding, a new source of technical lineage, big performance improvements across multiple collectors, and a set of powerful and time-saving capabilities for the admins and program teams building and managing their catalog experience.

Read on to learn about these exciting new features!

New relationships summary and browsing

In our continued effort to streamline the user experience, we've rolled out a few changes to our catalog metadata resource details pages. These adjustments have been carefully designed to save valuable time and provide the information needed to understand and navigate related resources. Stay tuned for more updates to these pages in the coming months!

Collector performance improvements and Oracle lineage

This month, we’re excited to announce improvements to the overall runtime for a number of our collectors and an update to the Oracle collector for harvesting lineage metadata.

We are also excited to announce that both the Amazon DynamoDB Collector and Azure Data Factory Collector are now generally available.

Performance improvements across collectors

A number of performance improvements were made to collectors to improve their overall runtime and reduce memory usage. Customers may see up to 90% improvement depending on the collector and shape/weight of their database/data warehouse.

These collectors include Snowflake, Redshift, Databricks, Denodo, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Teradata, MySQL, Db2, Netezza, SQL Server, dbt Core, and dbt Cloud collectors.

Oracle collector harvests lineage metadata

The Oracle collector now harvests lineage relationships from Oracle views, stored procedures, and functions. With this new metadata, users can now visualize and query for how data is moved within Oracle and other technologies.

Start exploring today

These new collector updates help users catalog their sources faster, facilitate troubleshooting for analysts, and increase trust for business end users. Learn more about what is supported in our documentation:

Oracle Collector documentation

Organization Details Public API

We’ve added a utility endpoint to our public API to surface organization details such as extended description and avatar for use in integration development. Visit the developer portal to learn more.

Catalog Resource Public API

We're delighted to announce an updated suite of API endpoints focused on flexible catalog management. 

We’ve seen wide adoption of advanced catalog features like custom resources, relationships and integrations. Our public API now has full support for our “catalog anything” mission and brings the flexibility of the knowledge graph to the initiatives you are working on, both on and off the platform.

Visit our interactive developer portal to learn more and try out the new functionality.

In-App Technical Reference

As a companion to the Catalog Management APIs, we’ve added a new in-app reference to each resource page that provides in-depth information about the ontology and configuration details for the resource. The Technical Reference page can be found by navigating to the “Settings” tab of any resource and clicking “Technical Reference” in the left navigation menu.

Use this reference as a starting point for taking full advantage of the power of the knowledge graph through SPARQL queries and our Public API.

The reference provides details about the supported relationships, metadata fields, selection values, asset statuses and type inheritance for the resource.

For a comprehensive introduction to the Technical Reference, visit our documentation portal.

User Management Utilities

Administrators with the Instance Admin role now have expanded capabilities for managing active users of the platform. Administrators can now self-serve on deactivating users when someone leaves the company or should no longer have access to the system. 

We’ve also enabled instance admins to promote other users to the role without needing to do so through support. 

Access Audit Utility

Administrators are often asked to troubleshoot access issues and confirm that access has been appropriately revoked when users change roles or need help. The user management portal includes a quick reference utility to check the access level a user has to any resource on the platform.

You can learn more about both of these features in our documentation.