Creating a Data Catalog

You complete a single form to create a data catalog instance. Oracle takes care of service management, patching, backup and restore, and other service lifecycle tasks.

Required IAM Policies

You can create policies to define how you want your users to access data catalog instances.

See the data catalogs verb to permission mapping to decide which verb meets your access requirements. For example, the read verb for data-catalogs covers the same permissions and API operations as the inspect verb plus the CATALOG_READ, CATALOG_JOB_DEFINITION_READ, CATALOG_JOB_READ, and CATALOG_WORK_REQUEST_READ permissions and the API operations that they cover such as ListGlossaries, GetCatalog, and so on.

Create this policy to allow users to create, update, and delete data catalog instances in the tenancy or a specific compartment.
Allow group <group-name> to manage data-catalog-family in tenancy
Allow group <group-name> to manage data-catalog-family in compartment <compartment-name>

Using the Console

Here's how you create a data catalog instance:

  1. Open the navigation menu and click Analytics & AI. Under Data Lake, click Data Catalog.
  2. On the Data Catalog page, from the left navigation, click Data Catalogs.
  3. On the Data Catalogs page that appears, click Create Data Catalog.
  4. In the Create Data Catalog pane, do the following:
    • Create in Compartment: In the field, select the compartment where you want to create the data catalog instance.
    • Name: Enter a name for the data catalog instance. Avoid entering confidential information.
    • (Optional) In the section to add tags, enter one or more tags for your data catalog resource. Tags help organize and track all the resources within your tenancy.
  5. Click Create Data Catalog. The data catalog is created and listed in the Data Catalogs page.
To use your newly created data catalog instance, select the instance from the list of data catalogs. The Home tab of the data catalog opens. Alternatively, from the Data Catalogs list, click the Actions menu (Actions menu) of the instance that you want to open, and select View Details.

Viewing Created Instances

To view all the data catalog instances, open the navigation menu and click Analytics & AI. Under Data Lake, click Data Catalog. The Data Catalogs page displays all the data catalog instances created in your tenancy. Click an instance name to open and use the data catalog.

Configuring Data Catalog to Access a Private Network

If a data source you want to harvest  can only be accessed using a private IP, then you must create and attach a private endpoint to your data catalog.

Refining the Data Catalogs List

To view only the instances created within a compartment, select the compartment from the Compartment menu. To filter the list to only display instances with a selected state, use the State menu.

Terminating Instances

Here's how you delete a data catalog instance:

  1. Open the navigation menu and click Analytics & AI. Under Data Lake, click Data Catalog.
  2. Locate the instance you want to delete and from the Actions menu (Actions menu), click Terminate.
  3. In the Terminate dialog, click Delete to confirm that you want to delete the data catalog instance.
The data catalog instance goes into a Deleting state and all the resources in the data catalog are permanently deleted.