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From Juan Sequeiros <>
Subject Re: Provenance Event Use Cases?
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:23:05 GMT

We use NIFI's data provenance capabilities, to track the like cycle of a
"flowFile" / data object as it goes through its system lifecycle. ( LINEAGE
We also use it for troubleshooting as we can see the nifi attributes (
metadata ) and its content ( if configured )

You can also use provenance to "replay" your data at specific points during
its dataflow life cycle.

Please reference similar answer given on stackoverflow by Joe Witt [1]
I also recommend reading Apache NIFI in depth which has a good provenance
section [2]


On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 6:02 AM <> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Can someone explain to me the business-level use cases that "provenance
> events" are intended to solve?
> I can see that they are useful for "flow developers" to debug problems.
> But is that their only use?
> Can they be used to address some kinds of regulatory compliance
> requirements? Or data governance issues? Such problems however generally
> need information at the _flow_ level, not at the per-message level..
> Thanks in advance,
> Simon

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