Microsoft Corporation on Thursday introduced a new cloud-based tool designed to help corporate customers understand where data is scattered or dispersed throughout their operations and whether they are in conformity to data protection legislation.
Microsoft discloses a “unified data governance service” as part of its Azure cloud platform, called ‘Azure Purview’ that can discover and catalog all of an organization’s data in all environments and locations. However, this new data governance service into public preview brings together all of these capabilities in a new data catalog with data governance features and discovery.
In a statement, Microsoft stated for ‘Azure Purview’ that the service developed out of its own internal work to improve privacy compliance and digital transformation efforts. As well as the service can also automate data discovery and cataloging across all on-premises and multi-cloud environments, along with software-as-a-service locations.
Additionally, team Azure has also launched an ‘Azure Synapse’ into general availability which is Microsoft’s next-generation data storage and analytics service. Moreover, the idea or plan behind Synapse is to give businesses and their engineers and data scientists a unique manifesto that brings together data integration, warehousing as well as big data analytics.
Meanwhile, the main components of the Azure Preview consist of data discovery, classification, and mapping. It also includes an evaluation of the data’s sensitivity plus the characteristics.
Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella said during an online event that “Azure Purview is the only cloud service that helps you map all your data, no matter where it resides and it also provides the critical information you need to govern data use and assess compliance risks”. While the Azure Synapse gives you the freedom to interrogate data about your terms on any scale and perform real-time analytics on your operational data stores.
Lastly, each company’s next 10 years of economic performance will be defined by the speed of its digital transformation.