Database Mapper

Database documentation and data lineage analysis

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Want an easier way to automatically generate documentation from multiple data sources? Wish you had a better understanding of the origin of your data—and who's handled that data?

SolarWinds Database Mapper (formerly SentryOne Document) delivers powerful documentation and data lineage analysis capabilities in a cloud or software solution. With Database Mapper, you can easily maintain up-to-date documentation and ensure compliance with business rules and data privacy regulations by accurately tracking data lineage.

 

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Gain control of your database environment

Database Mapper gives you powerful tools for ensuring your databases are continuously and accurately documented. Plus, the data lineage analysis capabilities help you ensure compliance by providing a visual representation of your data's origin. 

  • Document data sources including SQL Server, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Excel, Power BI, Azure Data Factory, and more

  • Track data lineage with a visual display that clearly shows data dependencies across your environment

  • Easily manage documentation tasks and view logs with an easy-to-access cloud or software solution

See Database Mapper in action! Visit our online demo, a sandbox environment with pre-populated data. No login required!
 

Database Mapper is available as a cloud or installed software solution

Whether you choose the installed or cloud version of Database Mapper, both of these options have the same features. There are a few unique benefits to each option.

 

Database Mapper Cloud

By choosing the cloud solution, you leave the hosting to us and have less to manage.

  • Get up and running quickly. Simply start your account, add your data sources, and start documenting and analyzing.
  • Less to manage. All of the Database Mapper components are hosted by SentryOne, so you can focus on strategically managing your data estate.
  • Access from anywhere. You can log in from any device to manage documentation tasks, run analyses, and view logs.
  • Frequent, easy updates. Database Mapper is available as a subscription service, so your solution will always be up to date.
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Database Mapper Software

With the software solution, you'll have full control over configuration and how data is stored and accessed.

  • Self-managed. All components are hosted on-premises, giving full control to companies for how their data is stored and accessed.
  • Adhere to company preferences. Addresses industries that require local data stores or not yet ready to utilize a cloud solution.
  • Highly configurable. You have the ability to manage the data store where your Database Mapper data is stored.
  • Access for everyone. Database Mapper is hosted on an internal IIS server, giving everyone in your organization seamless access.

 

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Right-size your solution to your environment

Database Mapper is available in three tiers so you can choose the capabilities that fit your needs best:

Essentials

Automatically document multiple data sources and easily search documentation

Standard

Generate and search documentation, view documentation history, manage metadata snapshots, and create data dictionaries

Premium

Master your data estate with end-to-end documentation capabilities, including data lineage and impact analysis to track data origin and data dependencies across your environment

 

Database documentation and data lineage analysis—simplified

Automatically document multiple data sources

With Database Mapper, you can automatically document data sources including:

  • SQL Server
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly Azure SQL Data Warehouse)
  • Salesforce
  • Excel
  • Tableau
  • And more!

Database Mapper efficiently and accurately documents your entire Microsoft Data Platform. You can configure the settings to ensure that you always have up-to-date documentation, which also helps ensure compliance with business rules and data regulations. Plus, you can export documentation in HTML format.

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Visually analyze data lineage

Accurately analyzing the origin of your data—and where it can move throughout your solutions—is critical for ensuring data integrity and compliance with business rules and data privacy regulations. 

Database Mapper gives you a visual display of data lineage, so you can immediately understand data dependencies across the entire data estate.

Build a data dictionary

After you've generated documentation, you can use Database Mapper to build a data dictionary to supplement the metadata, including:

  • Specifying who deployed a report

  • Showing who's responsible for maintenance of a database

  • Adding business definitions to technical items in the documentation

  • Search your data dictionary

To learn more, check out this blog post and this how-to video.

Track changes in your documentation at different points in time

With Database Mapper, you can compare historical documentation with any other historical (or current) documentation. This capability helps your team see changes between two solutions, or the same solution at different points in time, comparing differences in the generated documentation.

To learn more, check out this blog post.

Create a clear map of your Salesforce data

Salesforce developers and analysts can make sense of their CRM data by using Database Mapper to view the structure of Salesforce data, including dependencies among Salesforce objects (such as fields, accounts, leads), workflows, and processes. Database Mapper saves time and resources by accelerating on-boarding, data cleanup, and automations.

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Understanding Dependencies in your SQL Server Estate

The Environment Map in Database Mapper leverages data collected from the SQL Sentry database to create a clear map of the applications, users, client, and processes that are connected to your servers in your SQL Server environment.  

What’s new in Database Mapper for Environment Map:

  • Environment Map as a data source  
  • Lineage text view  
  • Ability to filter object types in lineage graph
  • Shorter snapshot duration with the ability to limit what is produced for Environment Map
  • Ability to see lineage at the server level 

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Getting started with Database Mapper

Check out these quick video tours to learn how to configure Database Mapper and get started documenting databases, analyzing data lineage, and scheduling metadata snapshots.

Installing and configuring

Analyzing data lineage

Scheduling snapshots

Creating a data dictionary

Database Mapper FAQ

How can I determine which edition—Essentials, Standard, or Premiumis best for my environment?

Check out the blog "Right-Sizing Database Mapper for Your Environment," refer to the comparison chart, or contact us to get expert advice from our team.

 

How many database sources can I document and analyze with Database Mapper?

You can buy as many licenses as you need of Database Mapper Essentials, Standard, or Premium. We offer volume discounts for purchases of 5 or 10 Premium licenses (see the pricing section below). During the 14-day trial period, you'll be able to document and analyze one data source.

 

What types of data sources can I document with Database Mapper? 

Database Mapper supports most Microsoft Data Platform sources, plus a few others, including:

  • SQL Server
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly Azure SQL Data Warehouse)
  • Salesforce
  • Power BI
  • Excel
  • Tableau
  • and more! 

How do I determine how many licenses I need for the data sources I want to document?

Refer to the document Database Mapper and DOC xPress Licensing Guidelines to learn what's considered a data source for licensing purposes. 

 

What do I need to get up and running?  

To get started, you'll first download the Configuration Tool and Remote Agent for Database Mapper, a cloud-based solution for database documentation and data lineage analysis. The remote agent is a service that processes the Document workload. You'll use the configuration tool to configure new solutions, then upload them to Database Mapper.

 

How do I start documenting and analyzing my data sources?

Check out this video to get started with configuring your solution and adding data sources to document. During your 15-day trial period, we'll send you additional videos that walk you through the basics of documenting databases, analyzing data lineage, and managing tasks.

 

What if I find something that’s not working? 

You can send feedback to the SentryOne team from right in the portal. Use the smiley face icon in the upper-right corner to open up a feedback link.  

 

What if I need help? 

Our Support team is happy to help. Please contact us if you get stuck and need assistance. 

 

What happens when my 15-day trial expires? 

Before the trial expires, you’ll receive an email inviting you to upgrade to a paid subscription. 

Database Mapper Pricing & Comparison

 

Database Mapper Pricing

Database Mapper is available in Essentials, Standard, and Premium editions through an annual subscription based on a 12-month term, paid in advance, with automatic renewal at the end of the term.

Database Mapper Essentials

Database Mapper Standard

Database Mapper Premium

$495/yr for 1 license

$795/yr for 1 license

$1,209/yr for 1 license

   

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$4,650/yr for 5 licenses

$8,799 for 10 licenses

 

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Whether you choose the installed or cloud version of Database Mapper, both of these options have the same features.

 

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Comparing Database Mapper Editions

Here's a comparison of capabilities among Database Mapper editions (Essentials, Standard, and Premium).

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