Revolutionizing Data Lineage for Businesses and Enterprises

In the digital age, data is king, and every business has a valuable data story — are you harnessing the power of effective data lineage to scale your business?

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From small businesses to massive enterprises, data is the most valuable commodity one can possess — if leveraged properly. Data is the resource that fuels the modern economy, yet few businesses have utilized the power of data lineage to its highest extent.

That is where Global IDs come in.

  • Understand the nuanced concept of data lineage
  • Gain insight into your businesses data lineage
  • Use that insight to drive educated business decisions that lead to incredible growth.

What is Data Lineage?

You might be wondering what data lineage means.

Essentially, data lineage is the story behind the data that is driving business initiatives and their recorded visual processes. Today, business processes are inextricably linked with the way data is managed, so wouldn’t it make sense to tap into these data pathways with strategic insight?

Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end, but what about everything in between? What about the peaks, the plateaus, the character development, and the plot twists? This is data lineage.

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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.

To put it simply, data lineage is the process of understanding, recording, and visualizing data as it flows from data sources to consumption, how it has changed along the way, and why. Understanding how data flows through a business or enterprise can be instrumental in diagnosing problems, finding targeted solutions, and projecting realistic and scalable growth.

How Does Global IDs Help?

Data lineage is a concept not often focused on, yet it has a direct and lasting impact on business initiatives, strategies, and health. When leaders are not provided with an end-to-end understanding of how their data flows through the business, they lack an instrumental tool that gives owners a leg up on the competition.

Global IDs is bridging the gap between results-focused data lineage and businesses to help revolutionize the modern digital economy. By providing powerful capabilities to detect data lineage pathways across enterprises, and extracting that information in a digestible manner, Global IDs has made an advanced concept accessible to businesses and enterprises of all sizes.

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The data lineage Global IDs provides is dynamic, detailed, and the perfect tool for any business in any industry. Leveraged in a multitude of ways, Global IDs data lineage provides a bird’s eye view of all data flow, pathways, problems, and value.

Consider the following scenario:

Perhaps a business user suddenly becomes curious about how an odd data value has appeared in a report. Where did it come from?

Without accurate and effective data lineage, this question can be as difficult as a wild goose chase and required hours at the end of manual retracing to accurately diagnose the problem. However, with Global IDs’ data lineage, the pathway can be immediately visualized to inspect and diagnose any issues and provide a quick and effective solution without the extra hassle.

Streamline Business Processes with Global IDs’ Data Lineage

Just as Global IDs help an individual business user, we can also help entire teams or departments who want to re-engineer and streamline their business processes. Most business processes rely on underlying data supply chains to run, manage and grow their business.

Until recently, it has been an impossible task to re-engineer data supply chains as most business transformation teams are often relying on guesswork alone. However, the full extent of any business’ data supply chains can be revealed through Global IDs Data Lineage by rationalization and alignment to new business processes, subsequently reducing risk and expense by a large margin.

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Level-Up Business Processes and Reduce Fatal Risk to Your Business or Enterprise

While the digital age has brought forth some of the world’s top innovations, it also brought with it an incredible amount of risks and regulations that businesses must address diligently.

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 a lack of understanding about these transformations until they are unexpectedly manifested as problems, and any problems with regulations and compliance can cause severe and irreparable damage to a business, brand, or enterprise.

Often the biggest mistakes could have been avoided by the simplest solutions. Global IDs’ data lineage is that solution.

Not convinced? Have questions? Give us a call at +1 (888) 514-0192 to learn more about Global IDs’ Data Lineage and to request a demo.

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How It Works

What’s the story behind your data?

Global IDs’ Data Lineage Features and Benefits

The Global IDs platform maintains an up-to-date, comprehensive inventory of data assets, wherever they are in the ecosystem.

Automated discovery of sources, flow paths, and transformations of data across the ecosystem

Gain one-of-a-kind insight into your business’ data lineage story

Diagnose data-related issues and immediately compile educated solutions

Address the challenges of next-generation data ecosystems

Establish provenance of data for compliance and evidence-based decision making

Mitigate risk for businesses and enterprises of all sizes

Accelerate enterprise digital transformation

Global IDs' State of the Industry

Global IDs is on a mission to change the face of modern businesses to usher in a new era of educated and empowered businesses who lean on data lineage to fuel business decisions. To accomplish this, there are two major components to consider:
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Frequently Asked Questions

Data Lineage is the understanding of where data originates and any changes or transformations along the path until it meets its final destination. In the context of Data Governance, it is evidence of this data flow.

Data will be transformed in many ways from its original data source to meet the requirements of its intended use. As such, there is an opportunity for the quality of data to be compromised. Unless you can identify the many transformations along the path, you cannot ensure the quality of the data with confidence.

Data Lineage is for impact analysis, root cause determination, and optimization opportunities.

With Global IDs’ solutions, you create lineage by classifying data sources and using a combination of automated and limited manual input to validate the path of the critical data elements in the context of results such as reports or models.

Lineage is captured through Classified data sources, ETL code, or manual input.

Organizations need to understand if data is trustworthy and data lineage gives the transparency to create that trust. Know where your data comes from and how it has changed. Additionally, data lineage is an important control in data management/governance for auditors and regulators.

Don’t Take Our Word For It — See What Others Are Saying About Global IDs' Data Lineage

As Quoted in Software Reviews

The auto-discovery of data and its profiling is a miracle. The Machine Learning Algorithms for the data profiling are well executed. The overall workflow of the tool is exceptional and well thought out.

CDO, Manufacturing

The automation of metadata collection. It is impossible to gather this information manually, and a wide range of metadata is needed to make sense of any data environment. Global IDs delivers the complete picture that is needed.

President, Banking

The Global IDs team is willing to go the extra mile in order to ensure that their product is among the best in terms of data quality and management.

Data Governance Specialist, Banking

My favorite aspect of Global Ids is the company itself. The leadership of Global Ids has demonstrated to me that it cares greatly about my success in using the product and ensuring I am getting the right value to help my company in meetings its goals

Data Governance Lead, Finance

The support team makes all of the difference. They’re always willing to work with you to create whatever you feel like is missing or needs to be tweaked to provide a better end-user experience

Data Governance Lead, Banking

The company has a passion for adding new product features that are needed for modern metadata management, and they strive to truly understand the needs of their customers. The technical depth of the product provides confidence in its applicability and use. Overall, it is the ecosystem approach that really sets Global Ids apart from the competition.

President, Banking

As background for defining data lineage, consider that every bit of enterprise data has a point of origin — which may be either external or internal to the enterprise — and a path that it takes as it flows through the systems that make up your enterprise data infrastructure.
This is described as a “data lineage diagram.” However, it is not. There is no flow of data in these types of diagrams. They are structural, logical diagrams. They certainly have a lot of value, but they are not data lineage, and they will not help you find out how strange numbers got into a report.
The complexity of data lineage stems from the number of sources, destinations, and transforms. It is like tracing a family tree. You can easily trace the ancestry of a handful of people to a few generations without much difficulty. But as you increase the depth and breadth of your search, the task becomes trickier.