Published: Apr 13, 2021
Apr 2021

Since we first mentioned data discoverability in the Radar, LinkedIn has evolved WhereHows to DataHub, the next generation platform that addresses data discoverability via an extensible metadata system. Instead of crawling and pulling metadata, DataHub adopts a push-based model where individual components of the data ecosystem publish metadata via an API or a stream to the central platform. This push-based integration shifts the ownership from the central entity to individual teams making them accountable for their metadata. As more and more companies are trying to become data driven, having a system that helps with data discovery and understanding data quality and lineage is critical, and we recommend you assess DataHub in that capacity.