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Waterline Data Releases Smart Data Catalog 4.0 for Faster Use of Big Data

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by Angela Guess

A recent press release reports, “Waterline Data, a leader in Data Lifecycle Management, today announced the immediate availability of its latest platform offering, Smart Data Catalog 4.0… ‘It has become clear that the data catalog is a fundamental enabler not just of the management of the data within a data lake, but also for a variety of related business use cases,’ said Matt Aslett, Research Director, Data Platforms and Analytics, 451 Research. ‘By creating an inventory of data and data lineage, tagging sensitive data to control access, and even identifying data redundancy, the data catalog can be used to identify data for analysis, enable data governance and rationalize excess data sets, unlocking the potential value of big data projects’.”

The release goes on, “The 4.0 version of the Smart Data Catalog replaces manual tagging of metadata with an automated process that rapidly classifies and organizes all of an organization’s data assets and lineage, making data readily available for: (1) Self-Service Analytics. (2) Data Governance and access control for regulatory compliance. (3) Data Rationalization for greater storage and cost efficiency. Smart Data Catalog 4.0 answers fundamental questions that most organizations have regarding data. Where do I find it? Where did it come from? What’s in the data? Who can use the data?”

Features include, “Support for directly fingerprinting and cataloging data located in Teradata, Oracle, MySQL, and other relational databases expands Waterline beyond prior version support for Hadoop-only data sources. Support for Data Lakes operating in Amazon AWS. Tag-based access control identifies sensitive data fields and allows data tagged as “sensitive” to have access automatically controlled by Apache Ranger and Cloudera Sentry, along with other access control tools via REST API integration.”

Read more at Marketwired.

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