Okera Delivers Unified Fine-Grained Access to Microsoft Azure Data Lakes

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A new press release reports, “Okera, the leading active data management solution that enables companies to discover, audit, and protect data at scale, today announced a new release of the Okera Active Data Access Platform (ODAP) at Microsoft Ignite. Okera is the first company to offer unified fine-grained access across all of the leading analytics and machine learning tools like Azure Databricks, Power BI, and Azure HDInsight while enforcing fine-grained security policies consistently across all analytics tools. Featuring full support for ADLS Gen 1 and ADLS Gen 2 data lakes, Okera enables compliance with privacy regulations like GDPR and CCPA through simplified support for consent management and right to erasure.”

Paul Maher, General Manager of Industry Experiences at Microsoft said, “In today’s environment of increasingly complex privacy regulation, our mutual customers rely on solutions such as Okera to help protect their customers’ data while creating a data-driven culture. We are pleased that Okera will continue to make its security and governance expertise available to help Microsoft Azure customers achieve the goals of compliance with regulations such as CCPA and GDPR without having to compromise on flexibility for their analytics.”

The release adds, “Okera scans ADLS data lakes for sensitive data such as “credit card number” and “email address” and features a graphical policy editor that empowers data security teams to author fine-grained security policies based on these business classifications… Okera is a technology-agnostic layer that exists between data lakes of petabyte-scale and any connected analytics tools and frameworks. As a result, Okera facilitates the provisioning, access, governance, and auditing of data across multi-data format and multi-tool environments. Okera ensures data platform teams maintain data protection at scale while data scientists and analysts achieve faster time to access, eliminating the trade-off between agility and governance.”

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