Intro to Data Lineage: What is it and why is it so in demand?
In a nutshell, Data Lineage involves visualizing the best understanding of data flows through a system from source until consumption. The aim is to present the most complete view of the lifecycle of data within a given system. A Data Catalog can enable the visualization of lineage, but manual effort is usually still part of the process today. One reason Data Lineage is critical for data governance is that it requires the recording and understanding of how data originates and transforms via usage during its lifecycle.