Enterprise Data Catalog: Data Discovery and Lineage Analysis (EDC-DDLA)


After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Perform semantic search
  • Customize search
  • Configure search filters
  • View asset details
  • View data lineage and impact details
  • View transformation logic for an asset
  • View relationship between assets
  • Associate business terms with assets
  • Associate custom attributes with assets

Target Audience

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Steward
  • Business User


  • None


Module 1: Overview of Enterprise Data Catalog

  • Major Business Challenges
  • Scale of Challenges
  • EDC as a Solution
  • What is Enterprise Data Catalog?
  • EDC Metadata Lifecycle
  • EDC Architecture
  • EDC Key Features

Module 2: Exploring the Enterprise Data Catalog User Interface

  • EDC User Interface
  • Conventional Search vs. Semantic Search
  • Why do we need Semantic Search? 
  • What is Semantic Search in EDC? 
  • Searching in EDC
  • Available Search Options in EDC
  • Explore Search Results
  • Search Filters
  • View Asset Details
  • View Data Lineage
  • View Relationships
  • Why do we need Profiling? 
  • What is Data Profiling in EDC?
  • Data Similarity
  • Data Similarity - Advantages
  • Column Data Similarity
  • Value Frequency
  • Patterns and Inferred Data Types

Module 3: Customizing Search and Views

  • Why do you Need to Configure Search Filters?
  • Application Configuration
  • Types of Assets
  • Configuring Asset Types
  • System Attributes
  • Configuring System Attributes
  • Custom Attributes
  • Custom Attributes Help in Data Classification
  • Configuring Custom Attributes

Module 4: Data Domains and Curation

  • What is a Data Domain?
  • Why do we Need Data Domains?
  • Data Domain Discovery - Customer Story
  • How are Data Domains Created?
  • Data Domain Groups
  • Assigning Data Domains in EDC
  • Creating Data Domains in EDC
  • What are Composite Data Domains?
  • What is Curation?
  • Curating Data Domains
  • Accepting or Rejecting Inferred Data Domains
  • Data Domain Curation
  • Propagating Curated Data Domains

Module 5: Annotating Data Assets

  • What are Business Terms?
  • What can you Associate Business Terms With?
  • How do you Associate a Business Term?
  • Viewing the Associated Business Term
  • View Business Term Details
  • View Business Term Details in Informatica Analyst
  • Synchronizing EDC with Business Glossary
  • What is a Custom Attribute? 
  • Why do you Need Custom Attributes?
  • Types of Custom Attributes
  • How do you Assign a Custom Attribute?
  • Expanding the Custom Attribute Section
  • Exporting and Importing Custom Attributes

Module 6: Data Lineage and Impact

  • What Questions does it Answer?
  • Why do we Need it?
  • What is Data Lineage and Impact?
  • Lineage and Impact
  • Impact Analysis
  • Lineage and Impact View
  • Controls to Customize the Diagram View
  • View Child Assets
  • View Intermediate Assets
  • Exporting Lineage and Impact
  • View Connected Business Terms
  • Transformation Logic for Assets
  • Transformation Logic View Tasks
  • Asset Lineage and Impact Summary View
  • Exporting Lineage and Impact Summary

Module 7: Relationship Discovery

  • What Questions does it Answer?
  • Business Challenge: Data Similarity
  • Data Similarity: Example
  • Asset Relationship Overview
  • Relationship View
  • Expanding the Relationship View
  • Relationship Diagram of Related Assets
  • Customizing the View
  • Type of Relationships
  • Difference Between Lineage and Impact View, and Relationship View