What is Data Lineage?

Data Lineage is defined as a data lifecycle that includes the data’s origins and where it moves over time. The ability to track, manage and view data lineage helps simplify tracking errors back to the data source and it helps debugging the data flow process. By tracking and utilizing the data lineage information within the analytics process, organizations are better able to shorten the decision making process, enhance data loss prevention and enable more efficient and cost-effective compliance and auditing.