What is Amundsen?

Amundsen is Lyft’s Data Discovery Platform and metadata engine. In 2019, Lyft officially announced they are open sourcing Amundsen https://github.com/lyft/amundsen. It is named after Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer and the first person to discover the South Pole.

Think of it as the “Google Search” for data in your organization. It powers page-rank style search, leveraging usage patterns. For example: highly queried tables show up earlier than less queried tables.

It works by indexing all different data sources, dashboards and streams; ranking results based on relevance and query activity. It keeps track of the most up-to-date definition of every feature/table/set…

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