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Data Consumer FAQs

For detailed instructions and information for each question, click on the links provided to redirect to the corresponding section in our Documentation.

What is a data source?

A data source is a virtual representation of data, which is exposed by Immuta according to settings created by Data Owners. These settings enable data to be accessed in a consistent manner across analytics and visualization tools.

How do I search for a data source?

A list of available data sources is provided in Immuta's Web UI. Users can search for data sources by keyword, tag, organization and category in the search bar in the top left corner.

How do I request access to a data source?

Click the Get Access button on the Data Source Overview page, fill out the request form, and click Submit.

What are projects, and why should I use them?

Video Tutorial: Creating Projects

Projects enable users to discuss their work, collaborate on data analysis, and link multiple data sources. Projects can be created by users who are interested in efficiently and logically organizing their work (Data Consumers) or users who are interested in restricting how their data is used (Data Owners).

How do I connect to the Immuta Query Engine?

To connect to the Query Engine, each user must create SQL credentials:

  • Click the SQL Credentials tab at the top of your user profile page.
  • Enter a username and password.
  • Click the Create button.

The connection string that is created after completing these steps can be used to connect your BI tool to the Immuta database, where all the data sources you have access to will be available as tables.

You can view your SQL credentials any time by returning to this tab.

How do I get API key credentials?

API keys can be accessed by clicking the API Key tab on your user profile page. API keys provide a secure way to communicate with the Immuta REST API without requiring the username and password. Each key can be revoked and new ones generated at any time. Once a key is revoked, it can no longer be used to access the REST API.

Can I integrate Immuta with analytic tools I already use?

Video Tutorial: Connecting to Immuta with Looker

Video Tutorial: Connecting to Immuta with Tableau

Immuta is easy to integrate with many analytic and Business Intelligence tools, including Dask, DbVisualizer, H2o.ai, Jupyter Notebook, Microsoft Excel (Windows), RapidSQL, RStudio, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Power BI. Click the link above to access guides for hooking Immuta into each of those tools.