Get a complete overview of all data with Tableau Catalog
With Tableau Catalog you have a complete overview of all data used by Tableau. Through usage statistics, origin and the impact analysis you gain insight into the relationships between the data in your analyses. This applies to both Tableau Server and Tableau Online. Tableau Catalog provides more value for all Tableau users. By giving more visibility, more confidence in the data is possible.
How does Tableau Catalog work?
Tableau Catalog discovers and indexes all content on your Tableau site. Think of workbooks, data sources, Tableau sheets and built flows. This is to collect all metadata about the data / content. Databases and tables (also called external assets) are identified from the metadata. By knowing the relationships between the content and the external resources, Tableau can represent the lineage of the content and resources. Tableau Catalog also allows users to connect to external assets through Tableau Server or Tableau Online.
Why Tableau Catalog?
Tableau Catalog has the great advantage that you get a complete overview of all the data in your organisation. Greater confidence in the data is created. We are happy to tell you more about the benefits:
Discover, visibility and trust
Everyone benefits with Tableau Catalog. By providing a complete picture of the data and how it is connected to the analytics in the Tableau environment, Tableau Catalog increases trust for both IT and business users. Whether you’re communicating about changes being made to the data, looking to view a dashboard, or looking for the right data for analysis, with Tableau Catalog you can rest assured that your organisation is always using the right data.
Complete overview of your data
Tableau Catalog automatically includes all data in your Tableau environment in one central list. You don’t need to set up an index scheme or configure connectivity. Quickly view all your tables, files and databases in one place.
Better understanding of data relationships
Migrating databases, depreciating a field, or adding a new column to a table all have potential effects on the resources in your environment. With lineage and impact analysis you can see not only which assets this effect is on, but also who this is affecting, minimising headaches for everyone.
Metadata in context
Detail data ensures that users who only view a dashboard trust the data they analyse. With data quality alerts, you can easily set up users to be informed of the changes, both within the data sources and dashboards. Only then can you confidently make the right decisions.
Find the right data for analysis
Knowing what data to start the analysis with can be difficult. When connecting to your data, it’s nice to have metadata and context available, so you can be sure you’re using the right data for analysis.
Metadata throughout the organisation
Metadata exists in multiple applications within your organisations. With the Metadata and REST APIs you bring the metadata to where the analysis is performed: in Tableau.