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Open Source Data Lineage Tool for Redshift. Snowflake and many other databases

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Tokern Lineage Engine

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Tokern Lineage Engine is fast and easy to use application to collect, visualize and analyze column-level data lineage in databases, data warehouses and data lakes in AWS and GCP.

Tokern Lineage helps you browse column-level data lineage


  • Demo of Tokern Lineage App


Quick Start

Install a demo of using Docker and Docker Compose

Download the docker-compose file from Github repository.

# in a new directory run
# or run
curl -o docker-compose.yml

Run docker-compose

docker-compose up -d

Check that the containers are running.

docker ps
CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                                    CREATED        STATUS       PORTS                    NAMES
3f4e77845b81   tokern/data-lineage-viz:latest   ...   4 hours ago    Up 4 hours>80/tcp     tokern-data-lineage-visualizer
1e1ce4efd792   tokern/data-lineage:latest       ...   5 days ago     Up 5 days                             tokern-data-lineage
38be15bedd39   tokern/demodb:latest             ...   2 weeks ago    Up 2 weeks                            tokern-demodb

Try out Tokern Lineage App

Head to http://localhost:8000/ to open the Tokern Lineage app

Install Tokern Lineage Engine

# in a new directory run
# or run
curl -o tokern-lineage-engine.yml

Run docker-compose

docker-compose up -d

If you want to use an external Postgres database, change the following parameters in tokern-lineage-engine.yml:


You can also override default values using environement variables.

CATALOG_HOST=... CATALOG_USER=... CATALOG_PASSWORD=... CATALOG_DB=... docker-compose -f ... up -d

For more advanced usage of environment variables with docker-compose, refer to docker-compose docs


If you want to connect to a database in the host machine, set

CATALOG_HOST: host.docker.internal # For mac or windows

Supported Technologies

  • Postgres
  • AWS Redshift
  • Snowflake

Coming Soon

  • SparkSQL
  • Presto


For advanced usage, please refer to data-lineage documentation


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