Table of Contents

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  1. About the Enterprise Data Preparation Administrator Guide
  2. Introduction to Enterprise Data Preparation Administration
  3. Getting Started
  4. Administration Process
  5. User Account Setup
  6. Search Configuration
  7. Roles, Privileges, and Profiles
  8. Data Asset Access and Publication Management
  9. Masking Sensitive Data
  10. Monitoring Enterprise Data Preparation
  11. Backing Up and Restoring Enterprise Data Preparation
  12. Managing the Data Lakehouse
  13. Schedule Export, Import and Publish Activities
  14. Interactive Data Preparation Service
  15. Enterprise Data Preparation Service

Enterprise Data Preparation Administrator Guide

Enterprise Data Preparation Administrator Guide

Data Asset

Data Asset

A data asset is source data that you work with as a unit. A data asset can include items such as a flat file, a table, or a table view. A data asset can include data stored in or outside the data lake, such as in external databases.
You use
Enterprise Data Preparation
to search for assets described in the
Enterprise Data Catalog
, which serves as a centralized repository that stores the metadata for assets extracted from various external sources.
Enterprise Data Catalog
contains metadata such as profile statistics, asset ratings, data domains, and data relationships for each asset. When you search for assets in
Enterprise Data Preparation
, you actually search the metadata in
Enterprise Data Catalog
.
After you find the data asset you are interested in, you can add the data asset to a project and begin preparing the data for analysis.