Wave collects and organizes your data in datasets, lenses, dashboards, and apps. These collections, also known as “Wave assets,” represent levels of data refinement—from raw data that’s uploaded from your source systems to highly curated, packaged views of your data.
- A dataset contains a set of source data, specially formatted and optimized for interactive exploration.
- A lens is a particular view into a dataset’s data. It’s where you do exploratory analysis and visualization.
- A dashboard is a curated set of charts, metrics, and tables based on the data in one or more lenses.
- An app contains dashboards, lenses, and datasets in any combination that makes sense for sharing your data analyses with colleagues. Apps are like folders: They allow users to organize their data projects—private and shared—and to control sharing.