In addition to metadata management, Data Map also supports the management of data assets in enterprises. Data Map allows you to globally search for data, view metadata details, preview data, view data lineage, and manage data categories. Data Map can help you search for, understand, and use data.

On the homepage of Data Map, you can enter keywords to search for tables by name. You can also click a table in one of the following sections to view the table data: Recently Viewed Tables, Recently Read Tables, Most Viewed Tables, and Most Read Tables.
  • If you prefer a powerful search engine, go to the homepage to search for data.
    Note The homepage appears when you go to the Data Map page. To return to the homepage from other pages, click Data Map in the upper-left corner.
  • If you need to find tables by project, click All Data in the top navigation bar.

    On the All Data page, you can view tables in different data stores on different tabs, including the MaxCompute, E-MapReduce, OSS, AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, and Oracle tabs.

    You can add a MaxCompute table to favorites, apply for permissions on a MaxCompute table, view the lineage of a MaxCompute table, and view the data definition language (DDL) statement that is used to create a MaxCompute table.

  • If you need to view the overall data of the current tenant, click Overview in the top navigation bar.
  • If you need to modify tables that are owned by yourself, click My Data in the top navigation bar.
  • If you are a category administrator or workspace administrator and need to modify the workspace configurations or global categories, click Configuration Management in the top navigation bar. For more information, see Manage configurations.

Note on the upgrade from Data Management to Data Map

  • Service: Data Map was released to replace Data Management.
  • Date:
    • Data Map was released in each region during the period of 20:00:00 to 20:20:00 each day from June 25, 2019 to June 28, 2019.
    • Data Management was brought offline in all regions at 20:00:00 on July 1, 2019.
  • Regions where Data Map has been released: China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Hangzhou), China (Shenzhen), China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Australia (Sydney), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), India (Mumbai), Indonesia (Jakarta), Germany (Frankfurt), UK (London), US (Virginia), US (Silicon Valley), and UAE (Dubai).
Compared with Data Management, Data Map improves the overall visual interaction and provides features by role. The following table compares Data Management with Data Map.
Item Data Management Data Map Improvement
Page features and roles Based on the feature types, Data Management provides the following pages:
  • Overview page
  • Page for searching for data
  • Page for managing tables
  • Page for managing permissions
  • Page for managing settings
  • Based on the relationships between roles and features, Data Map provides the following pages:
    • Overview
    • Homepage and All Data: allow you to search for data.
    • My Data: allows you to manage your tables and favorites, apply for permissions, and approve applications.
    • Configuration Management: allows you to manage workspaces or categories.
  • Data Map enhances the search features for data operators and supports category-based search.
  • Data operators who account for the largest proportion of users can search for required data with ease.
  • Dedicated pages are provided for data administrators by role, including table owners, workspace administrators, and category administrators. This way, data administrators can understand their responsibilities and use required features with ease.
User operations Different pages are provided for you to manage tables, manage favorites, manage permissions, and apply for permissions on resources and functions.
  • On the My Data page, you can apply for permissions on resources and functions and approve permission applications for tables, resources, and functions.
  • On the My Data page, you can also manage tables and favorites.
Data-related operations are centralized on one page for easy search and use.
Table preview permission Any user can preview tables. Table owners or workspace administrators cannot control the preview permission.
  • Only the owner of a table can preview the table. Other users must apply for the corresponding permission to preview the table.
  • A workspace administrator can turn on or off a switch to determine whether to allow other users to preview tables in the production or development environment.
    • By default, users can preview tables in the development environment.
    • By default, users cannot preview tables in the production environment.
  • Table owners can manage permissions on their tables in a finer-grained manner.
  • Workspace administrators can control the data preview permission of tables in their workspaces with ease.
Table creation permission You can create a table in Data Management without any permission limit.
  • No entry is provided for table creation.
  • We recommend that you create or modify tables on the Workspace Tables or Manually Triggered Workflows tab of DataStudio. This way, you can reuse the permission configurations of the development or O&M role in DataStudio.
  • You can add a table to a category on the My Data page in Data Map.
  • Tables must be created and modified in DataStudio. Permissions are controlled by role.
  • Only table owners can change the table schema. This prevents unauthorized users from creating tables or adding tables to categories.

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