This is the documentation for Cloudera Navigator 2.0.x.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

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 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

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