Sifflet's glossary


A data asset refers to any object that contains/transforms data: a data table, a dashboard, a DAG, a dbt Model, a bucket S3, etc.


A platform represents a provider of data that Sifflet connects to. For instance: BigQuery, Snowflake, Looker, etc.
One platform can contain several sources (see definition of source further below)


It represents a source of data that Sifflet can connect to: Data Warehouse, BI Tools, ETL, Orchestrator, data lake, etc.
A source (or a data source) usually goes down to the deepest granularity (schema level, dataset level for BQ, etc.).
For instance, one source corresponds for Snowflake to one specific schema. Consequently, for a same Snowflake data warehouse, Sifflet can have several sources configured.


A class of quality criteria that can be applied to a table/field based on variables.


In Sifflet, an incident is issued when a rule run fails. The incident object allows to document and track the investigation and resolution of the issue root cause.