Data Lineage with Apache Airflow using OpenLineage

Presented at Airflow Summit 2021

If you manage a lot of data, and you’re attending this summit, you likely rely on Apache Airflow to do a lot of the heavy lifting. Like any powerful tool, Apache Airflow allows you to accomplish what you couldn’t before… but also creates new challenges. As DAGs pile up, complexity layers on top of complexity and it becomes hard to grasp how a failed or delayed DAG will affect everything downstream. In this session we will provide a crash course on OpenLineage, an open platform for metadata management and data lineage analysis. We’ll show how capturing metadata with OpenLineage can help you maintain inter-DAG dependencies, capture data on historical runs, and minimize data quality issues.