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.


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.


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


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, for one Snowflake data warehouse, multiple Sifflet Sources may be configured, each corresponding to a specific sconfigured.