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Metadata collectors

Metadata collectors are used to connect to source systems such as databases and BI tools, and collect and generate useful information that should be in the data.world catalog. The most commonly used one that we provide is called DWCC (the data.world catalog collector).

If the technical lineage server (Manta) is in scope of the customer solution, DWCC is used to collect metadata from Manta and pass it to data.world. This is the method in which data.world receives information from Manta (Manta does not connect to data.world directly).