Data Governance - Essential for the Modern Data Stack

Data governance is essential for modern businesses, but it can be a complex and time-consuming process. With this new update, you can store and manage all of your governance policies in one place, create custom classifications for data, and automate your data governance processes.


Melanie Yong

Updated on

January 10, 2024

Traditionally, data governance has been a complex and time-consuming process. The traditional approach often involves storing policies in disparate locations, such as spreadsheets, emails, and documents  However, the new update makes it easier than ever for teams to get started with data governance and to scale their programs as their needs grow.

One-stop shop for data governance

One place to store all your governance policies.

Our platform provides a centralized location for all of your data governance needs. You can store and manage all of your governance policies in our platform and link them to actual data assets in the Catalog. This gives you a complete view of how your data is being governed, making it easier to start and maintain your data governance initiatives.

Create custom data classification

Create a custom classification that is relevant to your governance program.

We understand that every organization has different data governance needs. That's why we've made it easy to create custom classifications. Simply add a custom policy in the Classification Policies tab, and you'll be able to start classifying your data using your own criteria.

This flexibility is especially important for organizations that are just starting their data governance initiatives. It allows you to start with a basic set of classifications and then add more as your needs evolve.

Auto-classification of sensitive data

Set up rules for each policy to auto-classify assets based on their names.

Our new sensitive content pattern rule is an auto-classification workflow within each Policy detail that allows you to set rules in connected data sources to automatically tag columns that match a keyword or regex input. This can save you a lot of time and effort, especially if you have a large volume of data to classify.

For example, you could create a rule to automatically classify all columns that contain the word "social security number" as PII data. This can help you quickly identify all of your PII data so that you can start implementing appropriate governance policies.

Upload policy documents to our platform

Add an attachment directly to the policy.

In addition to the new data governance features, we have also made it possible to upload attachments directly to our platform. This means that you can now store all of your data governance documentation in one place, making it easier to access and manage.

Discover all assets classified under the policy

List of managed assets under each policy.

For each policy, you will then be able to see a list of the assets that are managed under this policy. For example, all assets tagged with PII will be able to be seen in this one view. You can also export this entire list as a csv, either to send it over in email to other team members or use it for auditing purposes.

We believe that these new features will make it easier for teams to start their data governance initiatives. By providing a centralized location for all of your data governance needs, we can help you overcome the challenges of starting and maintaining a successful data governance program.

If you are interested in learning more about our new data governance features, you can check it out on our sandbox account

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