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About the Redshift collector

Use this collector to harvest metadata for Redhsift tables and columns across the enterprise systems and make it searchable and discoverable in data.world.

Important

The Redshift collector can be run in the Cloud or on-premise using Docker or Jar files.

Note

The latest version of the Collector is 2.189. To view the release notes for this version and all previous versions, please go here.

What is cataloged

The collector catalogs the following information.

Note

The collector harvests all versions of overloaded functions and stored procedures. Each version has its own title/name in the catalog, but a distinct identifier.

Table 1.

Object

Information cataloged

Columns

Name, Description, JDBC type, Column Type, Is Nullable, Default Value, Key type (Primary, foreign), column size, column index

Table

Name, description, primary key, schema

Views

Name, description, SQL definition

Schema

Identifier, Name

Database

Type, name, identifier, server, port, environment, JDBC URL

Function

Name, Description, Function Type

Stored Procedure

Name, Description, Stored Procedure Type



Relationships between objects

By default, the harvested metadata includes catalog pages for the following resource types. Each catalog page has a relationship to the other related resource types. If the metadata presentation for this data source has been customized with the help of the data.world Solutions team, you may see other resource pages and relationships.

Table 1.

Resource page

Relationship

Table

Columns

Columns

Table

Schema

Database that contains Schema, Table that is part of Schema

Database

Schema contained in Database



Lineage for Redshift

The collector identifies, for every column in a View, the column(s) in other tables or views from which that view’s column selects (sources) its data.

The collector traces these relationships from a View’s columns to ultimate source Table columns across SQL expressions and subqueries.

Additionally, the collector establishes relationships between a View and any columns in source Tables that sort the rows in the View (via SQL ORDER BY), filter the rows in the View (via SQL WHERE and HAVING clauses), and aggregate the rows in the View (via SQL GROUP BY).

Note

Note that the collector currently does not establish view-to-table relationships in the JDBC collectors. This can be done transitively (e.g., in SPARQL) by noting the column-level relationships, since each column is associated with one and only one table or view.

Authentication supported

  • The collector supports username/password authentication to Redshift.