Collibra, a provider of data governance software solutions for business users, is previewing key functionality that will be part of the upcoming Collibra 5.1 platform release. The new capabilities support the shift to self-service business intelligence by delivering enhanced collaboration, productivity, and ease-of-use for business users.
Collibra 5.1 will offer major new functionality in two key aspects of the platform – data lineage diagrams and the Collibra Catalog.
Collibra 5.1 improves the capabilities of data lineage diagrams with interactive capabilities. Adding governed context to data lineage diagrams is a straightforward way to enable every data citizen to create additional value for the business. Collibra 5.1 empowers business users to fully understand and document their business data lineage without having to leave the diagram.
Enhancements include a style makeover for a consumer-friendly, easy-to-navigate look-and-feel, new features that make working with many assets in a single diagram smoother, “smart explore” functionality that allows for an intuitive navigation through the diagram, the ability to trace the path between multiple selected assets, removing all others, and key asset attributes, available as informative overlays that can be toggled on or off to save screen real estate.
The new Collibra 5.1 diagrams are also designed to do data governance from within the diagram. The interactive menu will soon be expanded to give users the ability to add comments, trigger workflow actions, and add tags.
Collibra Catalog, introduced in the October 2016 release of Collibra 5.0, leverages data governance principles to enable business users and data scientists alike to find and shop for data. It incorporates machine learning functionality to learn from past user behaviors to make specific data recommendations and leverages crowdsourcing to enhance metadata quality. New functionality will include data profiling – storing not just technical metadata, but also extracting statistics from the data itself. The 5.1 release will also allow users to store a data sample, as well as more easily register datasets of unsupported sources through Collibra Connect. The catalog also shows a graphical representation of certain data types to allow “blink-of-the-eye” insights, and the ability for sensitive data (e.g., Social Security numbers) to be hidden from unauthorized users. Collibra 5.1 will also feature on-the-fly tagging capabilities to enrich the information available for datasets.
Collibra 5.1 will be available in April 2017 as either a cloud-based or on-premises data governance solution. For more information about the future of data governance, visit www.collibra.com/blog/data-profiling