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.
- Obtains connection information about the services whose data it manages from the Cloudera Manager Server
- Extracts entity metadata from the services at periodic intervals
- Manages and applies metadata extraction policies
- Indexes and stores entity metadata
- Manages user authorization data
- Manages audit report metadata
- Implements the Navigator UI and API
The Navigator Metadata database stores entity metadata, policies, and user authorization and audit report metadata.