Unleashing Data Potential: A Journey through Large Language Models and Gen AI in Data Management

March 8, 2024
Unleashing Data Potential: A Journey through Large Language Models and Gen AI in Data Management

In the ever-evolving realm of data management and analytics, the transformative capabilities of Large Language Models (LLMs) have opened new possibilities. This blog explores the myriad ways in which LLMs and Generative AI can optimize data management and delves into the innovative applications within RightData's product suite.


In the fast-paced landscape of data management, the integration of Large Language Models (LLMs) and Generative AI marks a significant leap forward. This blog will not only shed light on the various ways LLMs can enhance data management but will also unveil how RightData harnesses these technologies to revolutionize the field.

Leveraging Large Language Models in Data Management and Analytics

Data Engineering: Bridging the Gap with Natural Language

Data Integration:

Large language models can serve as a bridge between domain experts and data engineers by interpreting natural language queries and generating corresponding code for data integration tasks. This capability streamlines the communication process and facilitates a more intuitive interaction with data.

Data Transformation:

Automation is a key aspect of data transformation, and large language models contribute by generating code snippets based on natural language descriptions. This not only accelerates the transformation process but also enables users to describe transformations in a more human-readable manner.

Data Quality: Enhancing Accuracy and Reliability

Anomaly Detection:

Detecting anomalies in data is crucial for ensuring data quality. Large Language models can analyze textual descriptions and logs to identify patterns indicative of anomalies, helping organizations proactively address and rectify data quality issues.

Data Profiling:

Automated data profiling becomes more effective with LLMs. By understanding descriptions, these models provide insights into the structure and quality of data, empowering organizations to make informed decisions about data usage and maintenance.

Data Catalog: Aiding Discovery and Enrichment

Metadata Enrichment:

Large Language models contribute to metadata enrichment by analyzing unstructured data sources. They automatically extract relevant metadata, enriching the information available in the data catalog and making it more comprehensive.

Search and Discovery:

The use of natural language queries enhances the user experience in data cataloging. Users can interact with the catalog using plain language, simplifying the search and discovery process for relevant datasets.

Metadata Management: Streamlining Information Governance

Automated Tagging:

Efficient metadata management involves accurate tagging of data assets. Large Language models automate this process by analyzing textual descriptions and automatically tagging data assets with relevant metadata, ensuring consistency and efficiency.

Relationship Extraction:

Understanding relationships between different data entities is crucial for effective metadata management. Large Language models assist in identifying and documenting these relationships, contributing to the creation of a comprehensive metadata schema.

Data Analytics: Unleashing the Power of Natural Language Queries

Query Assistance:

Large Language models simplify the process of formulating complex queries by translating natural language queries into the appropriate query language (e.g., SQL). This streamlines the analytics workflow and makes data exploration more accessible to a broader audience.

Insights and Summarization:

Analyzing large volumes of data can be daunting. Large Language models step in by providing insights or summarizations in a human-readable format, making it easier for decision-makers to grasp key takeaways from complex datasets.

Documentation: Redefining the Documentation Paradigm

Automated Documentation:

Language models play a role in automating documentation processes. They generate documentation for data pipelines, processes, and transformations based on natural language descriptions, improving the overall documentation quality and efficiency.

Incorporating these capabilities into data management practices can lead to more effective and efficient utilization of data resources, ultimately contributing to improved decision-making and organizational success.

RightData’s commitment to optimize Data Management using LLMs and GenAI

RightData's product suite comprises three key components: DataMarket, DataFactory, and DataTrust. Let's embark on a journey through each, exploring their unique contributions to next-generation data management.

DataMarket serves as a cutting-edge data catalog and platform for data products. It enables producers to catalog data platforms, transform analytics-ready datasets into data products, and publish them to a user-friendly interface. Users can easily search, discover, assess fitment, subscribe, and analyze data products, facilitating the extraction of valuable business insights.

DataFactory is a data engineering platform designed to enable engineers to effortlessly create no-code data pipelines through an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. This platform simplifies data engineering with a user-friendly approach yet remains powerful thanks to its scalable native Spark engine. For customers using Databricks, our pipelines can seamlessly leverage Databricks as the core processing engine.

DataTrust is a platform dedicated to data quality and observability, empowering customers to enhance confidence, reliability, and trust in their data and data platforms. This platform not only enables business users to ensure that their data is suitable for its intended purpose but also allows data platform owners to implement integrity audits and data observability processes. These processes ensure continuous monitoring and auditing of data on the platform, contributing to overall data reliability and trustworthiness.

Our products harness the power of Large Language Models and Generative AI across various areas, empowering users with cutting-edge capabilities in the realm of next-generation data management.

DataMarket: Redefining Data Cataloging through LLMs

LLMs for Metadata Enrichment:

RightData's DataMarket harnesses the capabilities of Large Language Models to enrich metadata, providing a deeper understanding of datasets. This includes tagging and classifying data into categories such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI) etc.

DataMarket's productization process systematically examines the metadata structure of the dataset, creating context-based business names and a glossary for each field. The reference architecture of our business name and glossary generator is outlined below. This process is applied to every field within the data product, enhancing the metadata by incorporating business names and glossary entries. This ensures a clearer understanding of the data and facilitates improved communication about its contents.

This process involves three essential components: a vector database, prompt engineering, and LLM (Large Language Model). Initially, technical names are inputted to check if corresponding business names and glossary entries already exist in the vector database. If a match is found, it is directly provided as output. In cases where the vector database search yields no matches, the technical name, along with a sample value, is forwarded to the prompt engineering process, supported by LangChain. The optimized prompt generated is then sent to the LLM, which produces the business name and glossary for the given technical information.

Granularity Prediction and Sample Seed Questions:

In the productization process, DataMarket employs LLMs to forecast data granularity. It also creates sample seed questions that can be incorporated into data products. These generated sample questions about the dataset serve as a reference for consumers, enabling them to leverage RightData's Co-pilot "Ask Albus" more effectively.

Co-pilot Ask Albus: Unlocking Intuitive Data Exploration

Upon publishing a data product to DataMarket, subscribers unlock the capabilities of "Ask Albus," a Co-pilot driven by GenAI. This feature empowers users to ask natural language questions directly to the data product, facilitating rapid insights without the necessity of creating dashboards or reports.

Albus is versatile and can be utilized for obtaining insights on structured, semi-structured, or unstructured data.

To cater to diverse architectural requirements, we offer two distinct templates. One template utilizes OpenAI as the Large Language Model (LLM), while the second employs a local LLM named Mistral.

Ask Albus on Semi/Structured Data Products – Leveraging OpenAI:

Utilizing OpenAI, "Ask Albus" operates on structured or semi-structured data with the following reference architecture:

·      User's question, along with metadata and synthetic sample records from data products, is input into the prompt engineering process.

·      Prompt engineering, driven by LangChain, produces an optimized prompt.

·      The optimized prompt is then sent to OpenAI through a rest-API to generate SQL/Python code that answers the user's question.

·      The generated SQL/Python code obtained from the OpenAI rest API is executed locally on the data product to produce a response to the user's query.

Ask Albus on Semi/Structured Data Products – Leveraging Local LLM “Mistral”:

Utilizing Mistral Local LLM, "Ask Albus" operates on structured or semi-structured data with the following reference architecture:

·      User's question, along with metadata and sample records from data products, is input into the prompt engineering process.

·      Prompt engineering, driven by LangChain, produces an optimized prompt.

·      The optimized prompt is then submitted to local LLM “Mistral AI” through a rest-API to generate SQL/Python code that answers the user's question.

·      The generated SQL/Python code obtained from the “Mistral AI” is executed on the data product to produce a response to the user's query.

Ask Albus on Unstructured Data Products – Leveraging Local LLM “Mistral”:

DataMarket is designed to cater to diverse data types, including structured and relational data, semi-structured data such as files and REST API feeds, and unstructured data like PDFs, Excel, or Word documents. This versatility ensures that users can derive insights from a wide array of data sources.

Utilizing Mistral Local LLM, "Ask Albus" operates on Unstructured data with the following reference architecture:

DataFactory – GenAI Transformation – Leveraging OpenAI:

DataFactory introduces a transformative feature known as GenAI Transformation, offering a novel approach to data transformation. This feature enables users to input transformation logic in natural language and select the code type to be generated, either Spark SQL or Python. The GenAI Transformation serves as a catalyst in streamlining the pipeline creation process by bridging the knowledge gap between data engineers and business analysts. This innovation empowers novice business users, providing them with the capability to effortlessly create complex data pipelines, contributing to a more efficient and collaborative data workflow.

Leveraging OpenAI, DataFactory's GenAI utilizes the following reference architecture:

DataTrust – NLP DQ Rule – Leveraging OpenAI:

DataTrust introduces the innovative NLP DQ Rule, empowering novice business users to configure complex business rules with the support of GenAI and LLMs. With this feature, users can input validation rules in natural language, and the system enriches the rule prompt by incorporating additional context, such as metadata and sample data, to generate the validation rule expression.

Harnessing the capabilities of OpenAI, DataTrust's NLP DQ Rule operates on the following reference architecture. This architecture ensures a seamless and effective implementation of natural language processing for data quality rules, enhancing the platform's ability to deliver robust and configurable solutions.


As we navigate the dynamic landscape of data management, our exploration into the transformative possibilities offered by Large Language Models (LLMs) and Generative AI unveils a new era of efficiency and innovation. From optimizing data management processes to the seamless integration of LLMs and Generative AI in RightData's product suite—DataMarket, DataFactory, and DataTrust—the potential for unlocking insights and ensuring data reliability is vast. To embark on this data-driven journey and delve deeper into the capabilities of our products, we invite you to visit our website or connect with us at Let's empower your data strategies together!