Want to make your digital transformation a success? Data governance and access control are key to that effort. Even if digital transformation doesn’t motivate you, compliance with GDPR, CCPA – and other regulatory frameworks for data protection – should. But implementing access controls manually, one data source at a time, won’t cut it anymore. Instead, you need a policy- and workflow-based approach that works across different repositories and platforms, in databases and data lakes, both on-premises and across multiple clouds.
It doesn’t end with access controls, though. You’ll need to automate data discovery and classification, so policies affecting sensitive data and other data types can be applied in an automated fashion, too. And as new platforms and users are on-boarded, these discovery and policy mechanisms need to be applied immediately. That way, analysts, data consumers and data engineers – even data scientists working on laptops – will have governed access to the data they need; no more and no less.