Using Virtual Metadata in Data Hub Models

In addition to creating models using metadata that stored locally, you can also use virtual metadata that comes from a Metadata Insights source in your model. Using this feature you can link virtual entities (from federated data from outside of Data Hub) to physical entities (which do exist in Data Hub). You can also create models that consist solely of virtual entities. Federated data can come from an application such as Salesforce or Siebel, a database, or even a flat file, among other sources.

Create Virtual Entities This procedure describes how to create virtual entities based on a connection to a data source.
Connect relationships to virtual entities This procedure describes how to add a relationship to a virtual entity.
Example: Virtual Metadata in Data Hub Models This example depicts how you might combine physical and virtual entities to graph relationships between customers, purchases, and products.