Data alerts enable users to create automated messages that are sent in response to an event. In data organizations, accountable users and stakeholders must be informed immediately if there is a data quality issue. 

Some examples of alerts are,

  • An alert can be created if the data movement in a table is suspended.
  • When there are new tables while crawling a schema, an alert can be created to inform the users of new tables.

Data alerts help users with the following,

  • To generate an alert, multiple conditions can be set to be met
  • Be notified in-app, or through email. 
It is a common practice for a DBA to generate alerts. Create a query on a specific data table and catalog the query before creating an alert.