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Data sources

Data sources are the integrations that you can define to connect your external data to Layer. You can add as many as data sources in the Layer UI and utilize them to run complex cross-data source queries. With broad and deep connectivity, Layer helps you streamline your data analytics which is crucial for MLOps.

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Usage#

You can use your data sources to add your external datasets to your Layer Project. Here is an example of how you can easily add your table to a Layer project in a dataset.yml

apiVersion: 1
type: source
name: "orders"
description: "Details about the orders"
materialization:
integration: prod-snowflake # Name of the datasource
entity: table_orders # Name of the table