Atlan allows you to search and discover metadata, not the data itself.
As a data catalog of all your data assets, Atlan enables you to:
- Extract metadata from source systems via pushdown queries or API requests.
- Process data with the sample data and query features, both of which can be turned off.
- Push down queries when sample data or query functionality is used — so, the results are neither cached nor stored in Atlan.
- Integrate with your supported data sources via a service account with read-only permissions to the data source and complete control over these permissions.