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Datahub is an open-source, extensible metadata platform that enables data discovery, data observability, and data lineage tracing, as well as data governance to tame the complexity of rapidly evolving data ecosystems. It helps teams act on changes in metadata in real-time.

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Why use Datahub on Plural?

While managing metadata with Datahub is quick and easy, deploying and setting up the application itself is complex and requires specific (cloud) infrastructure, networking, and Kubernetes knowledge.

Plural helps you deploy and manage the lifecycle of open-source applications on Kubernetes. Our platform combines the scalability and observability benefits you get with managed SaaS offerings with the data security, governance, and compliance benefits of self-hosting Datahub.

If you need more than just Datahub, look for other open-source data engineering tools in our marketplace of curated applications to leapfrog complex deployments and get started quickly.

Datahub’s websiteGitHubLicenseInstalling Datahub docs
Deploying Datahub is a matter of executing these 3 commands:
plural bundle install datahub datahub-aws
plural build
plural deploy --commit "deploying datahub"
Read the install documentation


DataHub: The Metadata Platform for the Modern Data Stack

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🏠 Hosted DataHub Docs (Courtesy of Acryl Data): datahubproject.io

Quickstart | Features | Roadmap | Adoption | Demo | Town Hall

📣 DataHub Town Hall is the 4th Thursday at 9am US PT of every month - add it to your calendar!

✨ DataHub Community Highlights:


DataHub is an open-source metadata platform for the modern data stack. Read about the architectures of different metadata systems and why DataHub excels here. Also read our LinkedIn Engineering blog post, check out our Strata presentation and watch our Crunch Conference Talk. You should also visit DataHub Architecture to get a better understanding of how DataHub is implemented.

Features & Roadmap

Check out DataHub's Features & Roadmap.

Demo and Screenshots

There's a hosted demo environment courtesy of Acryl Data where you can explore DataHub without installing it locally


Please follow the DataHub Quickstart Guide to get a copy of DataHub up & running locally using Docker. As the guide assumes some basic knowledge of Docker, we'd recommend you to go through the "Hello World" example of A Docker Tutorial for Beginners if Docker is completely foreign to you.


If you're looking to build & modify datahub please take a look at our Development Guide.

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Source Code and Repositories

  • datahub-project/datahub: This repository contains the complete source code for DataHub's metadata model, metadata services, integration connectors and the web application.
  • acryldata/datahub-actions: DataHub Actions is a framework for responding to changes to your DataHub Metadata Graph in real time.
  • acryldata/datahub-helm: Repository of helm charts for deploying DataHub on a Kubernetes cluster
  • acryldata/meta-world: A repository to store recipes, custom sources, transformations and other things to make your DataHub experience magical


See Releases page for more details. We follow the SemVer Specification when versioning the releases and adopt the Keep a Changelog convention for the changelog format.


We welcome contributions from the community. Please refer to our Contributing Guidelines for more details. We also have a contrib directory for incubating experimental features.


Join our Slack workspace for discussions and important announcements. You can also find out more about our upcoming town hall meetings and view past recordings.


Here are the companies that have officially adopted DataHub. Please feel free to add yours to the list if we missed it.

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See the full list here.


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We support deploying on all major cloud providers, including AWS, Azure, and GCP. We also support all on-prem Kubernetes clusters, including OpenShift, Tanzu, Rancher, and others.

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