The Data Fabric View gives you a high level view for a specific data fabric: all of the applications it's connected to, the data nodes, data file types, and the group permissions. Here's a breakdown of how you get to the data fabric view, and what goes into the Data Fabric View of the System Admin Panel.

How to Get to a Data Fabric View

  1. Enter the System Admin Panel (must be a system administrator to perform this step).

  2. Under Fabrics, click on the data fabric you are interested in.

  3. You will be taken to the Data Fabric View for that specific data fabric.

Metadata About The Fabric

Find out when the data fabric was created, how many data sources it has, the total number of files in the fabric, and the total number of connectors hooked via the User Uploads.

The Applications

Each application your data fabric is connected to will be displayed in the top right corner. You can click on these icons and be taken to that application's Home Page.

The Data Node

Below is an example data node for User Uploads. The Data Nodes are, at their core, data lakes which can be woven together into a data fabric. Here's a breakdown of how to read the matrix:

  1. X Axis, Data File Type: These are all of the data file types incorporated into your data node. Clicking on the icon will show you all of the documents for that file type, across all of the connectors. A glossary of the data type icons (and other icons in Layar) can be found here.

  2. Y Axis, Data Connector: The Connectors are a series of data streams for a given node, such as Google drives and Twitter feeds. Users with access to a data node can connect their own Data Connectors, which will be shared across all of the users authorized for that node. Clicking the Connector Icon will display all of the connectors for that connector type. Ex: Clicking Google Drive will show all of the different Google Drives that have been hooked up via User Uploads.

  3. Blue Cells, Document Count: The blue cells of the matrix indicate the total number of documents that are x data file type in y data connector. The brighter the intensity of the blue, the more files are included.

  4. Users: The authorized groups that can view, edit, and upload any data to this data node. You can add or remove groups directly from this view. You cannot change members of a group from this view.

  5. Settings Icon: Change the Name and Description for a node. This change will apply to all downstream applications that use this data fabric.

Example: in the image below, you can see there is a significantly higher number of images than tables in the Sharepoint connector. Currently, the groups "All Users" and "User Group A" have access to this node.

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