When we talk about data in Matomo we often refer to Raw data, and the report data. RAW data is the tracking information gathered from your site and stored in your Matomo database.
To view the RAW data in Matomo, go to Matomo > Visitors > Real-time (or "Visits log"). Other reports such as heatmaps and session recording also rely on RAW data. Learn more how to work with Raw data in the guides below.