Getting started

Getting started: your first pipeline

Welcome to our turnkey orchestration platform. We're happy you decided to give Y42 a go! 💜

This guide will cover everything you need to know to get started on the Y42 platform. We'll walk you through the account configuration, demonstrate how to set up pipelines and schedules, and explain core Y42 concepts such as GitOps and virtual data builds. You can either follow along with the demo project we provide or with your own data and context.

Learning goals

After following this guide, you'll:

  1. Have a fully-configured Y42 account, organization, and workspace
  2. Have a first pipeline up and running with data ingestion and transformation
  3. Be able to set up your own pipelines, schedules, and alerts
  4. Know about core Y42 concepts, such as the asset lifecycle and virtual data builds

Guide contents

We've divided the guide into the following sections:

  1. Set up an account
  2. Create a space
  3. Ingest data
  4. Transform data
  5. Schedule a build
  6. Merge your changes

Every section includes a written description and a video that walks you through the steps. For certain sections, we also provide interactive click-through demos.

A Y42 space based on the assets we'll set up in this guide.

A Y42 space based on the assets we'll set up in this guide.

Getting help

We designed this guide to stand on its own and hope that following along will be a breeze. That said, sometimes, extra support can make a world of difference. We have numerous resources in place to help you along the way:

  • Docs: the go-to place for functional documentation of the Y42 platform: (opens in a new tab).
  • Help panel: You can open up the Help & Support panel in the bottom-left of the Y42 screen, which will display helpful doc sections.
  • Support: From the same Help & Support panel, you can click Contact support to send a ticket to our team.
  • Y42 Discord server: you can join our Discord server (opens in a new tab) to chat with the Y42 team and other users.