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Connect to data

We support connecting to many data sources, and we continue to add new sources all the time. There are different ways to connect your data source with data.world, and also different ways to use the connection including:

  • To collect metadata and lineage - Connections for metadata collection are configured and run with either the Connection manager, data.world's GUI for connections or with the data.world Collector, a data.world program created to catalog metadata.

  • To create a live connection to your data for query and and analysis - Most live, or virtual, connections to your data can be created with the Connection manager--the preferred method for creating organization-owned connections, or through the Integration gallery.

  • To extract data from your database - Data extracted using a connection is stored on data.world for query and analysis, and can be synced to update regularly through the connection. Connections used to extract data also an be created with the Connection manager or through the Integration gallery.