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Enhancing Data Lineage 



Manta connects to Informatica EDC and enhances the data lineage provided to users.

How does it work? Manta connects to the same databases as EDC and scans all the DDL scripts stored there. Then, it automatically pushes in data lineage that integrates with EDC’s native resources while enriching the previous data lineage with stored procedures, pieces of SQL code that were hidden before (because EDC has a hard time reading them), and other pieces of programming code.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are SQL reporting services?

SQL reporting services, or SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), are server-based report generating software within the Microsoft SQL Server suite and tools. SSRS connects to SQL databases and provides the tools to create, deploy, and manage SQL reports from the database as well as from the analytics center of your data warehouse. Based on user-defined parameters, SQL reports can be generated in various formats (data tables, graphs, charts, and images) and accessed in a variety of ways (traditional paginated, web-based, and mobile reports).

Successful organizations use data lineage to complete their migration projects 40% faster with 30% fewer resources. They do this by dividing the system into smaller chunks of objects (like reports, tables, and workflows). Data lineage helps determine how to migrate one part without breaking downstream applications. It can also determine the pieces that can be grouped together to minimize the number of external dependencies.

Dependency analysis tools map data dependencies to document and monitor the relationships between data attributes across your environment. An automated data lineage platform that covers your whole data stack and connects to various parts of your data systems allows you to easily understand such connections and perform better data dependency analyses.


Incident resolution tools are designed to help tech teams identify and resolve incidents and reduce the likelihood of future incidents. Manta’s automated lineage capabilities are used in the incident resolution process to identify where the issue occurred in production. More importantly, Manta’s platform is used in the design and testing phases to identify issues proactively and eliminate them to ensure bug-free releases.


Root cause analysis tools are used to isolate the causes of an issue. This can be done by looking at certain data and finding the answers to questions that can lead you to the root cause of a problem. Manta’s lineage platform is used for this process, to track down data pipeline problems.

Data origin authentication is the process of surmising the source of data. This origin point can be a source database, schema, table, and/or column where the data was housed before being moved to or transformed into other systems.

Manta’s lineage can track data as it is moved and transformed in your environment. Our dataflows visualize the complete lifecycle of data, allowing you to easily see the origin point of data. This can help you determine whether or not it is trustworthy and accurate.

Data lineage allows you to compare lineage data flows at different points in time. You can compare flows that don’t work to previous versions that did and identify what has changed. This will allow you to correct the issue and fix your report.

No. Manta is designed to be accessible to all types of users (both technical and business). However, we provide end-user training to make sure that our customers can obtain the full value of the lineage provided by Manta.

You don’t have to be CDMP certified to use Manta. The results generated by Manta are tailored to your needs—they’re designed to serve all kinds of data users, from business users to more tech-savvy data engineers and professionals.


The first step to getting started with Manta is booking a demo. In your demo, an expert will discuss your data lineage goals and explain how Manta can help.

Then, you’ll schedule a second meeting to talk with a technical account manager who can answer all of your technical questions and explain prerequisites like server requirements.

If you’re satisfied that Manta is the right tool for you, the final step is to sign a contract and start implementing your new data lineage platform.


Get to Know Your Data’s Complete Story with Data Lineage

Metadata—data about your data—holds necessary information that helps you unlock valuable insights. Insights that will allow you to fully understand your data and get rid of anecdote-driven decisions and processes once and for all.

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