ThinkData Works Launches Data Lineage Solution for Improved Data Observability and Health Monitoring

Published on
21/06/2023 12:11 PM
Think Data Works

ThinkData Works has launched a new data lineage solution that allows companies to better visualise data flows, improving efficiency and observability for an organisation’s entire data ecosystem.

The new tool provides a comprehensive view of data pipelines, displaying an active graph of data lineage from warehouse to model and letting users analyse and explore pipelines to ensure quality, limit risk, and reduce cost.

It will provide critical visibility into data relationships, enabling upstream and downstream monitoring of data pipelines for rapid impact analysis, quality control, and enhanced governance.

The solution, which uses ThinkData’s powerful data catalogue to predict lineage relationships between datasets, is supported by ThinkData Works’ characteristically intuitive user interface.

Rather than modelling the entirety of the data catalogue in a single view, ThinkData Works’ solution emphasizes the inspection of data pipelines, products, and relationships, giving users the freedom to analyse the composition of these relationships and quickly pinpoint risks and dependencies.

Prioritising efficiency, increased time savings, and reduced cost, ThinkData Works’ data lineage solution differentiates itself by providing a focused and easy-to-navigate interface that encourages analysis by both technical and business users.

“When we started thinking about how we’d build a lineage solution, we knew exactly what we didn’t want to do,” says Lewis Wynne-Jones, VP of Product at ThinkData Works.

“We’ve seen too many lineage solutions that demo well but completely fall apart when they’re dropped into a production environment. In order to be truly useful, data lineage needs to be clear, practical, and easy to interpret.

"We tested our solution against pipelines generating models out of thousands of datasets and within minutes were able to spot dependencies and risks that we’d never seen before. That was when we knew we’d built something incredible.”

Data lineage for transparency and governance 

Increasingly, lineage solutions are used to support transparency and governance for data-driven organisations that have data from many different environments feeding into downstream analysis, business intelligence tools, and models.

Data lineage provides a lens into where data originates, how it is transformed over time, and where it ends up, giving organisations that use lineage solutions critical information that increases efficiency, ensures trust, and enables innovation.

Existing data lineage products don’t do enough to help users track and manage their data — we’re bridging the gap that will bring lineage from a compliance requirement to a practical part of data workflows.

Bryan Smith, Co-founder and CEO of ThinkData Works.

“The primary focus of a data lineage solution should be to inform users on how data is built, where it’s coming from, and what happens to it over time. Our new offering enables users to unlock the full potential of their data to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving business landscape," Mr Smith added.

In May, ThinkData Works introduced new platform capabilities to support data virtualization from 40+ data sources, improving its unique position as a data catalogue solution that enables both data and metadata management.

With the launch of data lineage functionality, ThinkData Works’ platform now enables users to connect to data where it resides, manage metadata, govern the use, integrate seamlessly, and better analyse data health and quality from a single platform, bringing error triage, reporting, and audibility to organisations without adding overhead or the need for new specialists and costly processes.

Prospective customers can discover more about ThinkData Works' data lineage solution while experiencing the power of its data catalogue platform first-hand through a new, limited-time Free Trial offer.