Apache Atlas empowers enterprises to effectively and efficiently address their compliance requirements through a scalable set of core governance services. These services include:
- Data Lineage: Captures lineage across Hadoop components at platform level
- Agile Data Modeling: Type system allows custom metadata structures in a hierarchy taxonomy
- REST API: Modern, flexible access to Atlas services, HDP components, UI & external tools
- Metadata Exchange: Leverage existing metadata / models by importing it from current tools. Export metadata to downstream systems
How Atlas Works
Apache Atlas is designed to effectively exchange metadata within Hadoop and the broader data ecosystem. Atlas’s adaptive model reduces enterprise time to compliance by leveraging existing metadata and industry-specific taxonomy. With Atlas, data administrators and stewards also have the ability to define, annotate and automate the capture of relationships between data sets and underlying elements including source, target and derivation processes.
Atlas also ensures downstream metadata consistency across the ecosystem by enabling enterprises to easily export metadata to third-party systems.