Data lineage tools

ER/Studio

ER/Studio is an enterprise data modeling, architecture, and governance tool. It comes with a data lineage tab which is used to primarily document ETL processes from scratch. With visual data lineage support, you can visually document source/target mapping and sourcing rules for data movement across systems.

BI Tools lineage: Yes
Commercial: Commercial
Data migration tools lineage: No
Data warehouses lineage: Yes
ETLs: Yes
Free edition: No
Hadoop: Yes
NoSQL: Yes
Pipelines lineage: No
RDBMS: Yes

Talend Data Catalog

Talend Data Catalog gives your organization a single, secure point of control for your data. Its data flow lineage feature allows you to narrow in on specific objects and shows you how these objects are related to each other, within a model, an external metadata repository, or a configuration. The data flow lineage is based upon connection definitions to data stores and physical transformation rules which transform and move the data.

BI Tools lineage: No
Commercial: Commercial
Data migration tools lineage: No
Data warehouses lineage: No
ETLs: Yes
Free edition: No
Hadoop: Yes
NoSQL: Yes
Pipelines lineage: Yes
RDBMS: Yes

Dremio

Dremio is a SQL Lakehouse Platform built from the ground up to deliver high-performing BI dashboards and interactive analytics directly on the data lake. It offers effective data lineage support, as the relationships between your data sources, virtual datasets, and all your queries are maintained in Dremio’s data graph, telling you exactly where each dataset came from.

BI Tools lineage: Yes
Commercial: Free
Data migration tools lineage: No
Data warehouses lineage: No
ETLs: No
Free edition: Yes
Hadoop: Yes
NoSQL: Yes
Pipelines lineage: Yes
RDBMS: Yes

erwin Data Catalog

erwin Data Catalog automates enterprise metadata management, data mapping, code generation, and data lineage for faster time to value and greater accuracy for data movement and deployment projects. It lets you generate on-demand lineage down to the column level and visualize data flows from source systems all the way to the reporting layers, including all transformations. Fully configurable and navigable lineage diagrams provide high-level business views as well as detailed technical depictions.

BI Tools lineage: No
Commercial: Commercial
Data migration tools lineage: Yes
Data warehouses lineage: Yes
ETLs: Yes
Free edition: No
Hadoop: No
NoSQL: Yes
Pipelines lineage: No
RDBMS: Yes

IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog

IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog is a web-based tool that allows you to explore, understand, and analyze information. It lets you run data lineage to create trusted information that supports data governance and compliance efforts. You can perform lineage analysis to understand where data comes from or goes to by using shared table information, job design information, or operational metadata from job runs.

BI Tools lineage: No
Commercial: Commercial
Data migration tools lineage: No
Data warehouses lineage: Yes
ETLs: Yes
Free edition: No
Hadoop: Yes
NoSQL: No
Pipelines lineage: No
RDBMS: Yes

Keboola

Keboola is a cloud-based data integration platform that helps clients combine, enhance, and publish crucial information for their internal analytics projects and data products in a quick and easy fashion. It collects all kinds of operational metadata, describing user activity, job activity, data flow, schema evolution, data pipeline performance, compliance with a client’s security rules, etc. Based on the metadata, we are able to build data lineage on the fly and automatically. This makes it possible to understand where the data is coming from and how it is used, both for analytical and regulatory purposes.

BI Tools lineage: No
Commercial: Commercial
Data migration tools lineage: No
Data warehouses lineage: Yes
ETLs: Yes
Free edition: Yes
Hadoop: Yes
NoSQL: Yes
Pipelines lineage: Yes
RDBMS: Yes