Okera Expands Data Lake Security and Governance Platform

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A recent press release reports, “Okera, a leading active data management company for data lake security and governance, today announced it has expanded support for its award-winning data access management platform to include Microsoft Azure Data Lakes based on Microsoft Azure. Currently in use at Fortune 500 companies, Okera’s solution for unified data lake security and governance alleviates one of the most complex data management challenges data stewards and owners face today by providing a unique ability to deliver granular access control for both structured and unstructured data at the user, role, file, column, row, and even cell levels. It brings enterprise-class security, governance, and compliance capabilities to help Azure Data Lake customers stay ahead of current and emerging data regulations including GDPR and CCPA. Okera also makes life easier for data consumers by providing a unified data access platform that enables fast and secure access to data from multiple kinds of compute and analytic engines including BI tools, big data frameworks, and machine learning tools.”

The release continues, “Okera supports multiple data sources including Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) and Generation 2 (ADLS Gen2), Azure SQL Databases, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse — as well as other data sources that run on Azure including Snowflake and Apache HDFS. The technical benefits of Okera’s Active Data Access Platform include: (1) Simplified access and a centralized view of data through an active schema registry and collaborative workspaces. Data can be accessed from any source, using any tool. (2) Scalable protection through fine-grained access control and data obfuscation including anonymization, pseudonymization (tokenization), and redaction, with the ability to control access at the row, column, and cell levels. (3) Easy policy assignment at scale with attribute-based access control. (4) Greater visibility and auditability so data usage can be monitored down to the cell level.”

Read more at PR Newswire.

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