Data Lineage is a term used to describe the path taken from data creation through to consumption including what happens to it. It is also referred to as the Data Lifecycle or Information Chain.
Understanding the Data Lineage of an organisation’s data is vital for a number of reasons.
Data Discovery software allows automated data lineage discovery through powerful relationship discovery functionality. This allows the user to quickly trace data items through the organisation and define end-to-end data lineage visual pathways that can be continuously monitored for data defects.