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BRF Consulting presents Data.World, a leader in Data Catalog Management

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

Data.World has a modern Data Catalog Management solution. This article post shows how to use this solution using a Snowflake Data Cloud connection.


BRF Consulting and Data.World partnership


What is a Data Catalog and a Graph Architecture ?


A Data Catalog can be used to list all of the tables, views, columns, data types and attributes from a database or analytical reports. The Graph Architecture can reveal the hidden relationships between assets, people, domains, and processes.


Configuration


To create a Snowflake connection, go to the Data.World lateral menu and click on Integrations.

BRF Consulting and Data.World - Integrations

Search and select the Snowflake connection.


BRF Consulting and Data.World - Snowflake

Click on Enable Integration.

BRF Consulting and Data.World - Snowflake Connector

Add a new Snowflake connection using your credentials. For this article we will connect to SNOWFLAKE_SAMPLE_DATA database which has lots of tables which can be used to understand Data.World.


BRF Consulting and Data.World - SNOWFLAKE_SAMPLE_DATA

If successful you should receive a message like this.

BRF Consulting and Data.World - Snowflake connector added.

To verify the connection, click on Integrations, go to My Integrations and click on the Manage link per the image bellow.

BRF Consulting and Data.World - manage Snowflake connector.

You should see your Snowflake connection.

BRF Consulting and Data.World connections

Now let's create a Dataset. Click on the + New link on the top of the screen.


BRF Consulting and Data.World - Add a new Dataset.

Click on Create new Dataset.


BRF Consulting and Data.World - Dataset.

Click on Add data.

BRF Consulting and Data.World - Dataset added.

Click on the the Snowflake connection created before.

BRF Consulting and Data.World - Add Snowflake to the dataset.

On the source type screen, click on Use live table.

BRF Consulting and Data.World - Select a live table.

Select the schema TPCH_SF1 from Snowflake Sample Data.

BRF Consulting and Data.World -  Select the Snowflake Schema.

Select all of the tables to import. Note: Data.World only saves the metadata but doesn't save any data on its platform.

BRF Consulting and Data.World - Select the Tables

If successful you should receive a message like this.

BRF Consulting and Data.World - Snowflake Tables added

Search for the MyDataset created before.

BRF Consulting and Data.World - Search Dataset

If successful you should see all of the tables created under the Data.World data catalog.

BRF Consulting and Data.World - Data Catalog.

Conclusion


Data.World has powerful Data Catalog Platform which allows an unified view of all of your metadata resources. It is a must have solution for any company which has any data spread out on several databases, reports and also wants to adapt to any AI technology.


About the author: Angelo Buss is a Solutions Architect and the founder of BRF Consulting - an official partner of Data.World and Snowflake Data Cloud.


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