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How does NodeGraph work?

NodeGraph is a tool that extracts information from different data systems and links their information and usage between those systems to get a complete understanding of what is in there.

It does so by automatically gathering metadata and lineage information from each targeted system. As more information is fed into NodeGraph, it connects the dots and presents how the included building blocks relate to one another. While each environment has their own configuration, they all start with the components.

  • Components

    A NodeGraph configuration is centered around four important building blocks that must be understood to use it properly and to be able to set up a good adaption in an environment. These four blocks are: Containers, Connectors, Rules, and Categories.

  • The Data Atlas

    After running the connectors, the outcome can be inspected with the Dependency Explorer in NodeGraph.