Getting started

You can add observability to your data stack in less than 10 minutes. To get started, you only have to do three things: add a source, integrate Slack, and add tests.

Walkthrough (4 minutes)

This brief video shows you the Metaplane onboarding flow, example tests, and how to interact with alerts.


Setup

Signing in

Anyone can sign into Metaplane at https://www.metaplane.dev/login via Google SSO or by creating an account.

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For enterprise customers interested in Okta SSO, please contact us at [email protected].

View sandbox

If you haven't added a source but want to see what Metaplane tests look like, you can view a sandbox environment at https://app.metaplane.dev/data.

Adding sources

To add a source, click the Connect data sources button.

Add Slack

If you press the Connect Slack button, you'll be directed to an OAuth flow to add our Metaplane Slack application. Depending on your Slack settings, you may need approval from a workspace admin to add the app.

Configure tests

For all data sources, we automatically send alerts on schema changes. For sources like Snowflake and BigQuery we can automatically monitor the row count and freshness of all of tables. You can add more detailed tests as described in Test types later.

Congratulations! Once you've added a source, Slack, and configured tests, you're all onboarded onto Metaplane.

What to expect now

Once you're successfully onboarded onto Metaplane, you'll immediately start receiving schema changes alerts, and we'll begin collecting metadata from your warehouse.

Our models require up to a week to begin sending alerts, depending on the variation in your data, in order to capture seasonal patterns like daily or weekly changes.

To invite other members of your team, you can just send them the link to Metaplane: https://app.metaplane.dev. By default, anyone with your domain will be added to your Metaplane organization.


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