How data flows through the enterprise, and what happens to it along the way
Today, business processes are inextricably linked with the way data is managed. Just as an end-to-end business process consists of a set of steps, so there will be a corresponding set of data movement operations that underlie every business process.
This is data lineage. Data originates somewhere in the enterprise and flows through intermediate data stores to other points where it is finally consumed. Typically, these flows have been built out gradually over time, using different technologies, with the data crossing organizational boundaries in the enterprise, and with no actively maintained documentation.
The result is that nobody has an end-to-end understanding of them. Global IDs meets this need by providing powerful capabilities to detect data lineage pathways across the enterprise and extract information to show exactly what is happening to the data that flows along them.
Global ID’s Data Lineage can be used in many ways. Perhaps a business user suddenly becomes curious about how an odd data value has appeared in report. Where did it come from? This question can be extremely hard to answer if technical staff have to manually retrace the pathway of the data. But with Global IDs Data Lineage the pathway can be immediately visualized so inspection becomes easy.
Just as Global IDs helps an individual business user, it can also help entire teams or departments who want to re-engineer their business processes. These processes rely on underlying data supply chains which will also need to be re-engineered. Until recently this has been an impossible task, with business transformation teams often relying on guesswork. Today, however, the full extent of the data supply chains can be revealed by Global IDs Data Lineage. Their rationalization and alignment to new business processes becomes possible, greatly reducing risk and expense.
Global IDs Data Lineage is not just about data movement, but also the transformations that happen to data as it moves. These transformations can be subtle and go unnoticed – and can be very difficult to discover years after they have been built. Large corporate initiatives such as migration to the Cloud often suffer from lack of understanding about these transformations until they are unexpectedly manifested as problems. Again, Global IDs Data Lineage is a solution that can greatly reduce this risk.
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How It Works
Where did That Value come from?
The auditor’s question: Can you explain where this value in the report comes from? Do you know the provenance of the data that provides the basis for decision making, the data your enterprise runs on?
Every business understands and evaluates its own supply chains. How well do you know your enterprise’s data supply chain?
Make Informed Decisions
In data governance, evidence-based decision making depends on understanding the real – not merely the hypothetical – flow of data.
Global IDs Data Lineage provides automated analysis of the actual flow of data through your enterprise, enabling you to understand – in real-time – where data originates, how it flows through the ecosystem, and how it is transformed en route.
Manage Change Intelligently
Data lineage underlies an objective approach to any large-scale change or evolution of the data ecosystem. Global IDs Data Lineage brings objectivity to project planning and decision making in data harmonization, cloud migration, organization mergers, application rationalization, and other data-centric initiatives.