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  1. Add support for synonyms.

    This would make ADC much more inoperable with other data sources, like Oracle.

    4 votes

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  2. Power BI Integration

    Allow tight integration between Power BI and ADC.


    1. Publish Power BI models to ADC.

    2. Grab data models or data from ADC from Desktop/Service.
      3, View metadata from ADC from w/in Power BI Desktop/Service.

    will add more in a moment.

    398 votes

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  3. Add a fully featured Schema Repository

    Provide a schema repository that allows multiple technical schema to be associated with Data Entities.

    Primary use cases are to allow consumers to find data sources and then be able to technically integrate with the data source and understand the data source structure e.g. for integration or testing/validation purposes in a data pipeline.

    Should support:
    - XSD, jsonSchema, AVRO, parquet, and others
    - Versioning - a schema will change over time, all versions should be capable of being stored or retrieved.
    - More than 1 schema type per data asset. For example the same source nested json/xml data might be…

    2 votes

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  5. Use Power BI for displaying data catalog data

    We love data catalog! To be able to encourage use in our company and create a buzz, we’d love to create some visuals in power BI to show what we have in catalog - number of datasets, tags etc.

    I couldn’t see Catalog as an available source in Power BI though

    44 votes

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  6. reference data

    Handle enumerations such as reference data in ADC

    1 vote

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  7. Integration with Amazon Redshift Warehouse

    Please provide a way to connect to Amazon Redshift. If it is already possible to connect using the PostgreSQL or other odbc connectors, please publish instructions

    4 votes

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  8. unstructured Data Lake integration

    unstructured Data Lake integration, ADLS Gen1 and Gen2 and another HDFS, S3 or Big Data industry Data Store

    4 votes

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  9. Rearrange, add, and/or remove columns in the Glossary

    The Glossary currently has limited functionality for a user. I am envisioning the look-and-feel- of Sharepoint columns where you can move a column closer to the left side just by dragging and dropping. For example, I would like to see the Definition column right after the Term column - it would be great to click on the Definition column and drop it in between the Term and Parent Term column. Would it also be possible to add a column for the Description field? Also, could we the ability to remove columns such as the Last Updated By column?

    9 votes

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  10. Capture metadata of ETL processes designed in Data Factory

    Big data platform are mainly powered by two major components in their architecture; Source-to-target mapping and ETL processes. So the analyst performing analytics on a specific dataset needs to understand where the data came from, which business rules applied on the data while in transient,...etc. So, an analyst could create a lineage diagram to help them understand the data movement in details. In the same time, data engineers could generate an impact analysis on ETL procesees and target datasets in case any data source was changed.

    The short version is Data Catalog to harvest metadata from Data Factory that describes…

    94 votes

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  11. Regular expression in search query

    The search query syntax doesn't not support regular expression. Please do include a syntax to query assets using regular expression.

    2 votes

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  12. Relationship & Lineage


    1. See where data comes from

    2. Find related data assets

    3. Find dependencies (upstream/downstream)

    4. Auto-recognize relationships/lineage

    5. Add/manage/annotate relationships

    336 votes

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  13. Column sort order and filter

    Can a sorting and filtering capability be added to the headers of the columns in the Azure Data Catalog?

    Thank you!

    3 votes

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  14. Issue with relationships or related data feature.

    Is it just me or is there a bug with the relationships or related data feature? Tried re-publishing related data and the tab that should show how data can be joined is not visible. Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-catalog/data-catalog-how-to-view-related-data-assets

    2 votes

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  15. Kusto(azure data explorer) as data source

    Please add support for kusto as data source

    2 votes

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  16. Catalog Analytics

    Azure Data Catalog does not have any analytics on user or the registered data itself. As a curator in the Azure Data Catalog, it would be great to see the following analytics:


    • Search keywords statistics

    • Registered data rating and reviews

    • Failed search (searched keyword with zero results or no result selected)

    • Registered Data usage
      -etc

    18 votes

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  17. Require Authorization to Create A Data Catalog

    Currently anybody with an Azure subscription can create THE data catalog instance for the entire company. This could be a contractor with an MSDN subscription for example.

    This seems to set the main permissions for who "owns" the Data Catalog for the entire company.

    Not viable for business use.

    3 votes

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  18. Custom Attributes

    Please allow the ability to create custom attributes (by data source type). For example - I would like a review date field for reports so I can allow report owners to periodically indicate they have reviewed existing reports and they are still valid and tested. To do this i need to add something other than the modified date. I may also want to have a marked for deletion indicator (perhaps a date) to show that something will be removed on a date, ex I need to keep a table that contains data for a period of years I can track…

    56 votes

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  19. Allow multiple catalogs per Organisation

    I work for an organisation that has multiple, distinct areas. My area would like to set up a catalog separate to the rest of the organisation, but still able to integrate with our Azure tenancy. Right now we can't due to the limit of one catalog per organisation.

    106 votes

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  20. "Import List" option in Business Glossary

    There is a button to create a new glossary term, type in the description, and other attributes in the Business Glossary section of the Data Catalog. However, it would be used for a non-technical business SME to have the capability to import a bunch of terms, descriptions etc via the user interface. Maybe even map to data assets via the import. This would empower them and avoid having to depend on IT

    2 votes

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