Cloudera Navigator Metadata Component
The Cloudera Navigator metadata component provides data discovery and data lineage management functions. The architecture of the Cloudera Navigator Metadata component is illustrated below.
: The Metadata component is a beta release and is an optional component that can be selected during product installation.
The Cloudera Navigator Metadata server performs five main functions:
- Obtains connection information about the services whose data it manages from the Cloudera Manager Server
- Extracts entity metadata from the services at periodic intervals
- Indexes the metadata
- Implements a graphical UI for searching the metadata and displaying lineage relationships between entities
- Implements a REST API for retrieving metadata