You should consider data products based on downstream use cases of your most important data. By setting up data products, you can head to
Products for a complete overview of your products and their status.
Data products showing the priority, owner, and status of all monitors and tests
Examples of data products are
A set of dbt models and metrics within a specific dbt folder, like a finance mart.
A group of dbt models linked by an exposure, for instance, models used by a CLTV model that powers marketing automation.
A selected collection of dashboards in a BI tool, such as core KPI reporting.
A compilation of tables or dbt models that carry a common tag, like all ‘P1’ models that require high-priority management.
Benefits of creating data products
Data products give you an easy way to manage the end reliability of your business-critical data.
- Understand end-end health—understand all monitors and tests on the data product and its upstream dependencies.
- Set relevant monitors—one-click monitor setup based on your data product definitions.
- Define and activate ownership—manage ownership and alerting on the data product level.
- Communicate uptime & SLAs—see historical issues and share insights around uptime & SLAs of the data product.
Understanding a data product
Data products are simple on the surface but complex under the hood. The key concepts to understand around a data product are
product health, and
A Data Product has four sections:
- Overview-key information about the data product assets, current status, and health over the past 15 days.
- Issues-a list all the issues that are currently affecting your data product.
- Lineage-the relationships between your product’s assets.
- Settings-modify your product’s name, alert settings, owner, and assets.
Data Product overview:
- Product assets—the lineage between the data product and their upstream dependencies. Click on
See lineageto see the full lineage.
- Definition—specifications you’ve defined, such as owner, priority level, and name you defined when setting up the data product. This helps you understand who is notified of issues and with what severity.
- Health in the last 15 days—the evolution of your product’s health in the past two weeks. The color of the bar shows the most severe error for each day
Creating a data product
- Go to Creating a data product
Modifying or deleting a data product
- Navigate to Products
- Click the three dots for the data product you want to modify and select
Settingsto edit it or
Deleteto delete it.