Data Catalog

The Data Catalog is your data assets' source of truth. It allows you to:

  • Find the asset you're looking for and thoroughly understand it thanks to business and technical context
  • Identify unhealthy assets and troubleshoot detected data quality issues
  • Quickly access assets you're in charge of
  • See a breakdown of your assets across various dimensions (technologies, health, usage, owners, etc.) to optimise your costs by keeping a clean data fleet
Sifflet Data Catalog

Sifflet Data Catalog

Assets that show up on the Data Catalog page depend on the domain selected in the dropdown menu in the top right corner of the page.

Asset list

The list shows all data assets that correspond to the applied search and filters. By default, there are 50 items per page - this number can be customised.

For each single asset, you can see your asset's:

  • Technology
  • Type
  • Name
  • Description, which can be automatically extracted from your data source and/or manually edited by your team on Sifflet
  • Quality status
  • Tags
  • Data source name
  • Data usage
  • Owners
Example asset

Snowflake Asset on the Data Catalog

Clicking a specific asset redirects you to the dedicated Asset page.

Quick actions

Hovering any asset on the list displays an overflow menu at the far right end of each asset row allowing you to:

  • Apply auto coverage to the asset
  • Edit the tags, business terms, description, and owners of the asset
  • Copy the data asset ID
Quick Actions

Quick Actions


By default, the search is performed on assets' name and description.

You can optionally tick the Search on fields checkbox to also have the search performed on field names and descriptions for Tables & Views assets.

Search Bar and Options

Search Bar and Options


Assets can be sorted by:

  • Relevance
  • Name

For both, you can decide to sort assets in an ascending or descending order.

Data Catalog Sorting

Assets Sorting Options


Filters can be added by ticking boxes and removed by unticking boxes or clicking the Clear at the top of the filter sidebar.

Asset type

Three types of data assets can populate the Data Catalog depending on the configured integrations:

  • Tables & Views
  • Dashboards
  • Pipelines
Asset Type Filter

Asset Type Filter

Data source

You can filter on some specific integration technologies or directly on your data source names.

Data Source Filter

Data Source Filter

Quality status

Asset quality status is based on whether or not the asset is covered by monitors as well as on the severity of the incidents impacting the data asset:

  • Urgent incidents: asset has at least one configured monitor & asset has at least one ongoing incident with a Critical severity.
  • High risk incidents: asset has at least one configured monitor & asset has at least one ongoing incident with a Low, Moderate, or High severity.
  • No incidents: asset has at least one configured monitor & does not have any ongoing incident.
  • Not monitored: asset does not have any configured monitor.
Quality Status Filter

Quality Status Filter


You can filter on the owners assigned to your assets.

Owners Filter

Owners Filter

Data usage

You can read more about asset data usage here.

Data Usage Filter

Data Usage Filter


Assets can be filtered using any of the tags they are associated with. Tags can be set up in the Settings.

Tags Filter

Tags Filter

Bulk Actions

You can perform bulk actions on your assets:

  1. Select one, several or all assets from your search results either by ticking assets' individual checkboxes or by leveraging the checkbox at the top of your Data Catalog.
  2. You can then perform two different types of bulk actions on your assets:
    1. Click the Edit button to edit selected assets' tags, business terms, description, owners.
      When multiple assets are selected:
      • Ticking the Remove existing tags/terms/owners checkbox completely empties any tags/terms/owners that might exist on the selected assets.
      • Adding a description entirely replaces the content of selected assets' description and replaces it with the new one.
    2. Click the Auto Coverage button to bulk create monitors on top of selected assets.
Data Catalog Bulk Actions

Bulk Actions