Data Ops

Amplify Value

Gain agility through automation – starting with a healthy data pipeline. Manta can streamline impact and root cause analyses, speed up incident resolution, reduce the cycle time of data analytics, and increase the value of analytics.


Key Benefits

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Increase Productivity by 60%

Save time, energy, and money with full visibility of your data pipeline. Fully automate impact and root cause analyses so they require minimal manual labor, freeing up your team for bigger projects. 

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Get 90% Faster Incident Resolution Time

Easily trace any data-related issue back to the source and remove it right away – all while preventing it from happening again in the future.

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Reduce Broken Releases to Less than 1%

Act proactively with accurate automated impact analysis that creates immediate visibility of how a planned change will potentially influence other parts of the environment.

Put Data Lineage to Work for Improved Production Quality

On average, data teams allocate up to 40% of their resources to carry out manual impact and root cause analyses.

These analyses, while critical to preventing broken releases and recurring incidents, are often time consuming due to the growing complexity of data systems.

You need the ability to fully understand your data pipeline and dependencies without hundreds of hours of manpower spent.

Manta can help you reduce that manual effort without sacrificing quality.

You can improve your change management with fully-automated impact analysis, incident resolution, and debugging. 


How Manta Helps

Full Visibility of Data Pipelines

Know the health of your data so you can use it for decision-making with full data pipeline visibility and health checks. 

Automated Impact Analysis

Understand the potential impacts of planned changes before they have a chance to wreak havoc. 

Greater Trust in Data

When you know that your data points are complete, you’ll enable greater trust in your data quality. 

Improved Root Cause Analysis

Find broken data points quickly to put a stop to repeated incidents in your IT environment. 


Is Manta a data impact analysis tool?

Manta’s solution gives DataOps teams access to information about the effects a planned change will have on other parts of the data environment. By reviewing all data dependencies early in the development process, they can check the impact of all planned changes. Thanks to Manta’s automated capabilities, teams that use it report fewer errors (below 1%) and improved productivity (by 30-40%).

The phrase “stitching data lineage” refers to the linking of relationships between assets in different types of technologies. The representation of the relationships between two different resources, or types, is having them ‘stitched’ together. For technologies supported out of the box, Manta can stitch the lineage across different systems in an automated way.

Data lineage provides data scientists with greater functionality for locating the appropriate metrics required for their reports, requiring less time and effort. It also affords greater confidence in the metrics being utilized in the reports, as it is possible to visualize the lineage back to the source technologies.

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).

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 data flows 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.

You can utilize Manta’s detailed lineage for data profiling and achieving better data quality. Manta has a robust API for developing integrations with data profiling tools.

Yes, you can leverage Manta’s comprehensive data lineage to build trust in data, ensure data security, and adjust your data privacy policies. Manta has a robust API for developing integrations with data privacy tools.

You can boost your business intelligence efforts with detailed, accurate, and up-to-date data lineage provided by Manta. Manta has a robust API for developing integrations with data intelligence tools.

Data lineage shows all the paths data takes through an organization’s environment and what happens to it at every stage, from creation to consumption, mapping dependencies between data entities. This map allows organizations to tame data complexity, remain efficient, and optimize their data for business intelligence efforts.

Yes, in Manta, the lineage produced from conditionals is represented by indirect lineage. Indirect lineage identifies where conditionals are utilizing assets, even if their involvement does not result in data movements of their own.

In programming, a conditional statement is an instruction given to a computer to compare values or make a decision.

A where clause is used to filter data records and extract only the data that meets certain prerequisites.

A join is an SQL operation that establishes a connection between at least two data tables that have matching columns. This creates a relationship between the two tables.

Manta’s lineage is not intrusive and does not transform your data during any of its scans. Manta is applied on top of your existing systems, and no running operations need to be stopped to implement Manta.

Many organizations worry that Manta may break reports or slow down applications. This does not happen because Manta reads only metadata, it does not transform data and it does not use application resources.

Yes, there are open-source data catalog tools designed to “catalog” all data in an organization, its location, and how it can be accessed. A data catalog tool is valuable but incomplete when it comes to seeing a complete picture of your data environment and how your data functions within it. Data lineage provides a full overview of how your data flows through the systems of your environment via a detailed map of all direct and indirect dependencies between data entities. Manta’s automated data lineage platform can integrate with a wide variety of out-of-the-box and open-source data catalog tools via the Manta export feature.

By providing visibility into the flow of data throughout enterprise systems and the entirety of the data lifecycle, data lineage provides auditors with a “trail” of documented data flow. This can ensure efficiency and consistency in regulatory reporting, help identify data security breaches or weaknesses that could potentially expose sensitive data information, and maintain compliance with government and industry regulations.

Each tool establishes data lineage in its own unique way. When it comes to Manta, it has technology-specific scanners that parse code (such as stored procedures, ETL job definitions, etc.) and produce lineage from the metadata that defines the structures and movements of information throughout an account’s ecosystem.

How can I trace data lineage?

Data lineage can be presented visually via the Dataflow Viewer UI as well as programmatically via export or API.

Does Manta consider conditional statements, where clauses, and joins?

Yes, in Manta, the lineage produced from conditionals is represented by indirect lineage. Indirect lineage identifies where conditionals are utilizing assets, even if their involvement does not result in data movements of their own.

How is Manta data lineage different from that of other data lineage tools on the market?

Manta’s lineage provides much more accurate, complete, and detailed information than lineage from other solutions. Manta offers the largest number of native scanners that can connect to various parts of your data environment. Manta’s selection is flexible, customizable, and versatile with features like user-defined metadata import, historical lineage (time-slicing), indirect lineage, active tags, repository grouping support for several programming languages, and more.

Manta can be utilized as a component of a CICD pipeline to supplement teams’ development efforts.

A continuous integration and continuous deployment (CICD) pipeline is a framework an engineer must follow when delivering a new version of the software. Because CICD pipelines focus on delivering software updates through automation, data lineage can come in handy. Manta allows businesses to use automation to visualize the movement, transformations, and sources of data. Manta can help you test, validate and verify your deployment.

Manta Live is an online demo that lets you upload a sample of your own script into the browser to try out Manta’s features and lineage visualization options.

Manta Flow is the application that actually gathers all the metadata to reconstruct complete lineage. Manta Flow is made up of three major components.

  • Manta Flow CLI—Java command-line application that extracts all scripts from source databases and repositories, analyzes them, sends all gathered metadata to Manta Flow Server, and optionally, processes and uploads the generated export to a target metadata database
  • Manta Flow Server—Java server application that stores all gathered metadata in its metadata repository, transforms it into a format suitable for export to a target metadata database, and provides it to its visualization or third-party applications via API
  • Manta Admin UI—Java server application providing a graphical and programming interface for the installation, configuration, update, and overall maintenance of Manta Flow

OpenManta allows you to build your own metadata ingestion process for Manta Flow and take advantage of the Manta Flow platform even when there’s no formal scanner available.

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