What is Secoda?
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Secoda integrates with your databases, data warehouses and BI tools to fetch metadata, query history and activity from data sources to make it easier to share and document data knowledge with stakeholders.
As soon as the metadata and query history have been added to Secoda, they are compiled into a unified metadata store by way of a query parser. By parsing queries, we look at what data is there, where it is, and how it is used.
Secoda calculates popularity by taking into account the queries that have been used, the queries that haven't been used, and by who used what. Secoda also takes a look at how assets within Secoda are being used to improve popularity over time. Secoda shows popularity on every data object in the database and BI system.
By default, all columns in a table, all tables in a database, all dashboards in a BI tool will be ordered by the popularity in Secoda so you can always see what's being used most frequently. Metadata extraction is based on your schedule, which is created at the time of extraction, and will update the popularity, queries, and users of the resource.
If queries are available, the tables, databases and dashboards will display a data column and table level lineage model, to easily see from one place what the data dependencies are, where the data came from, and where it's being used.
Using Secoda, data teams can define dictionary terms, metrics, queries, docs, answers to common questions and workflow so they can organize and describe their data across all their data tools from one central location.
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