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How Can I Tell What Stemma Automates and What I Need to Curate?

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Automated documentation


Stemma provides out-of-the-box integration with applications such as Snowflakedbt, and dashboarding systems such as Looker to capture rich metadata from each of these systems automatically. For example, in the case of Snowflake, Stemma reads both the information_schema and the query logs, and automatically generates important information such as when a table was last updated, table-to-table lineage, table-to-dashboard lineage, frequent queriers of the table, common join and filter conditions, etc.

The Stemma UI makes it easy for you to discover this important information about your tables and columns, and also provides a convenient way to add and modify curated information.

Stemma also allows linking of existing Slack conversations about data to the data catalog.

Curated documentation

Items you need to curate include editable descriptions, tags, and owners. All of these can also be modified by APIs. APIs can also ingest custom metadata.

In the Stemma UI, items that you can curate will show a pencil when you hover your cursor over them; for example:389

More information here.