data.world, the data catalog platform, is acquiring the Mighty Canary technology and incorporating it into a new DataOps application to use automations to surface contextual insights and real-time data quality updates directly to the BI, communications, and collaboration tools that data consumers use.
According to the company, the DataOps application provides a seamless way for data teams to update data consumers on the health of their data, communicate important information, and receive feedback—increasing the use of high-quality data.
The new automations streamline communications and help companies make data-driven decisions confidently. Important context and real-time updates can be surfaced from the data catalog and orchestrations tools, like dbt, Matillion, and Airflow, directly to the applications being used to make data-driven decisions.
The flexibility of data.world’s cloud-native platform means context and notifications can be sent to nearly any application, including Slack, Tableau, PowerBI, Looker, ThoughtSpot, Salesforce, and more.
“Data-driven decision making is a team sport. Like software development, there should be an ongoing feedback loop between the builders of data applications and the users of those applications,” said Bryon Jacob, CTO of data.world. “data.world provides a single place to collaborate, communicate, and share important metadata on increasingly complex data pipelines and data-driven applications. We are the glue that gets data to work.”
The new capabilities leverage monitoring agents called BB Bots to send notification automations, called Hoots, in real-time.
The Hoots surface critical communications directly within the applications that the data consumers are using. Once a Hoot is defined, all of the data and reports affected by the update are automatically flagged. The result is a seamless way to communicate important DataOps information without the burden of sending disparate messages and answering, and re-answering, ad hoc questions, according to the vendor.
The Hoots automatically surface a wealth of important information, including:
- Metric definitions
- Data quality updates, including pipeline health and freshness
- Report lifecycle status
- Analytics on the reports, including usage and ownership
- Business glossary definitions
- Related policy and PII information
The new data.world DataOps application will be available free of charge to any data.world user at the standard tier and above.
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