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From "Mandy Chessell (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (ATLAS-1095) Open connector framework
Date Fri, 05 May 2017 11:29:04 GMT


Mandy Chessell updated ATLAS-1095:
    Summary: Open connector framework  (was: Define Requirements: Data and metadata association
via open connector framework)

> Open connector framework
> ------------------------
>                 Key: ATLAS-1095
>                 URL:
>             Project: Atlas
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 0.8-incubating
>            Reporter: Stephanie Hazlewood
>            Assignee: Mandy Chessell
>              Labels: VirtualDataConnector
> Atlas is intended to provide a common approach to data governance and lineage across
all systems and data within an organization.  Today Atlas provides access to metadata.   A
connector provides access to a data source.  As connectors are the proxy of all data, they
can also be explicit providers of metadata.   An open connector framework is being proposed
to provide access to both data and the metadata Atlas provides together – the framework
being the point at which data and metadata can be associated. This will help to better the
exchange of information between platforms. It also offers new opportunities for the consistent
enforcement of the governance policies and rules (e.g., rules of visibility).  Source connector/connection
metadata provides the nucleus around which all other metadata describing the data builds.
> Introducing this framework:
> Provides the necessary broker capabilities for normalized access to (finding and instantiating)
a connector instance. 
> Provides extension API supporting both partial and incremental adoption of the framework
by existing connector provider runtimes allowing connector providers/contributors to adapt
what they have vs re-write.
> Introducing the notion of metadata-enabled open connectors:
> Provides an API for the normalized access to the metadata describing a connector (asset
type, connection type)
> Provides base APIs for creating new connectors of different types and interaction styles.
> The key personas using the framework are the tool developers and developers.  
> As a connector developer, I want to create a new connector (or register an existing connector)
to plug into the framework so that I can retrieve and manage metadata about what the source
provides and ensure data used from that source has governance policies (e.g., rules of visibility)
consistently configured and enforced. 
> The tool developer uses a connector available through the framework to implement an application.
Leveraging the APIs of the connector framework applications will be able to find relevant
sources systems and connect to them. 

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