Catalog & Cocktails #7: What's the story with data lineage?

How can you be certain the data you’re working with is trusted, up-to-date and understandable? Data lineage tells you where data originated, how it’s used, and what transformations are applied as it flows from data sources and ETL workflows to downstream data marts and dashboards.

In this episode, Tim, Juan, and special guest Ernie Ostic from MANTA discuss how mapping data – and all its associated metadata and dependencies – leads to cleaner analysis and better business decisions.

Catalog & Cocktails is a weekly data podcast, presented by It’s your 30-minute elixir on the advancing and innovative world of data catalogs, metadata management, knowledge graphs, and more. Join podcast hosts and data nerds Juan Sequeda (Principal Scientist at and Tim Gasper (Director of Product at to explore emerging topics and visionary leaders every week.

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Catalog & Cocktails #7: What’s the story with data lineage?


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