Cloudera Navigator Metadata Component

The Cloudera Navigator metadata component provides data discovery and data lineage management functions. The architecture of the Cloudera Navigator metadata component is illustrated below.

The Navigator Metadata Server performs the following functions:
  • Obtains connection information about the services whose data it manages from the Cloudera Manager Server
  • Extracts entity metadata from the services at periodic intervals
  • Manages and applies metadata extraction policies
  • Indexes and stores entity metadata
  • Manages user authorization data
  • Manages audit report metadata
  • Implements the Navigator UI and API

The Navigator Metadata database stores entity metadata, policies, and user authorization and audit report metadata.