This page summarises all the features that you need to know to understand and start using Atlan.
Here you can find some quick hacks and best practices to understand data, build trust around it, collaborate on it, give access to it, and more 🚀
Atlan is a living catalog of all your data assets and knowledge. It lets you quickly discover and access data along with its human tribal knowledge and business context. How?
The search bar on top of the Discover tab lets you instantly search through a large number of data assets, just by typing keywords.
Glossary terms 🏷️ come in handy for organizing data assets and quickly grasping their background. Read more about them below 👇
The best part is the auto-glossary suggestion feature. The 🤖 Atlan Bot automatically links glossary terms to data assets and keeps learning on its own over time.
With the inherent diversity of data teams, it's all too easy to misunderstand other team members' roles. Atlan lets you create systems of trust. How?
This helps people easily identify whether the data is verified, work in progress, or has issues. Tagging owners' and experts' names lets users quickly reach out to them in case of any queries.
The 🤖 Atlan Bot supports users by intelligently identifying data assets with Personal Identifiable Information (PII), and then attaching the PII classification and the access policies.
Atlan offers a fully automated, end-to-end Data Lineage 🚀 for each data asset across multiple sources. It automatically parses through your SQL query logs in your data warehouses and BI tools to create a visual view of data lineage.
Curious to learn more about it? Read the page below 👇
Data science is a team sport. Effective collaboration can go a long way toward making your data initiatives successful and adding value to your business.
Atlan helps data teams work better together! Let's see how.
The 💬 Chat feature is available right next to each data asset. This is super helpful for resolving queries about the data instantly, without losing any context.
The option to 💾 save queries helps colleagues learn from each other's work and build on top of the existing SQL scripts. It is like your own personal list of the most frequently used queries. You can access them easily to save time ⏱️ and effort.
Saved queries are powered by Atlan's 🌟 rich SQL editor. Its intuitive design, easy shortcuts, auto-complete SQL functions, and many other features make query writing easy breezy 🍃
Want to know all the superpowers that the editor offers? Check the article below. You won't regret it! 👇
Oh... I forgot to tell you the best part. The Visual Query Builder gives you an option to build your query without writing SQL. Surprised, right? 🤩
This feature will surely help you 🛠️ build your SQL writing skills. How? Read all about it in the article below.
Easy collaboration should not be just between colleagues, but also between data assets on different platforms... like our BI tools.
Atlan supports downstream integration with Tableau. That means you can easily connect your Atlan tables to Tableau and create visualizations on top of them.
🤔 Curious to learn how? Follow the steps given in the article below to create visualizations on top of your Atlan data tables.
Atlan lets you seamlessly collaborate not just on your data, but also on the knowledge associated with it.
It lets users ➕ crowdsource metadata information to enrich glossary terms without losing any data hygiene. How? By following an ✅ approval mechanism, where only the Admin and Stewards are allowed to approve or deny the requests created by members.
Atlan aims to democratize data, but only under enterprise-grade security. However, governance and access control are a breeze with features like granular access policies, pre-defined user roles, auto-PII classification, and more.
As an Admin, Atlan makes your life very easy! Let's see how.
There are four pre-defined user roles in Atlan. These roles come in handy to quickly define access policies for each new user.
To learn more, check out this detailed article 👇
Access policies can be created for a database, table, column, and everything in between. As an Admin, you can deny or give access to 👀 view or ✍️ collaborate on any specific asset.
Want to know how to create granular access policies? Follow the steps given in the article below.
Classifications can be used to assign different kinds of access policies, such as...
GDPR or CCPA compliance
Industry information security practices, such as CIA ratings
Internal custom tags like "Protected", "Confidential", or "Public" data assets
Atlan deploys as a managed service in your virtual private cloud. Details on Atlan's security-first approach are given in the article below.
Want to deploy Atlan in AWS? Follow the steps give in the article below to set it up.
If you get stuck somewhere or have any questions, you can always reach out to us at [email protected]
Atlan can seamlessly integrate with a variety of data sources. Links to all supported integrations and how to set them up are given below.