Azure Purview is at data governance solution that is the sequel to the product Azure Data Catalog, and is now available in public preview.
MS Purview catalogs data from on-premises, multi-cloud, or software-as-a-service locations. Purview let’s you understand exactly what data you have, manage its compliance with privacy regulations, and derive insights. Create a unified, up to date understanding of your data landscape with automated data discovery, sensitive data classification, and end-to-end data lineage with Purview Data Map. Purview aims to maximize the compliant use of a your own data by understanding it, how it moves and who it is shared with.
MS Azure Purview includes three main components:
- Data discovery, classification, and mapping: It will automatically find all of an organization’s data on-premises or in the cloud, even those that are managed by other providers, and evaluate the characteristics and sensitivity of the data as it scans it
- Data catalog: It enables all users to search for trusted data using a simple web-based search engine. There is also visual graphs that let you quickly see if data of interest is from a trusted source
- Data governance: It provides a bird’s-eye view of your company’s data landscape, enabling users to efficiently govern the use of data. This enables key insights such as the distribution of data across multiple environments, how data is moving, and where sensitive data is stored
You can visit the Azure Purview product page. Get started with Azure Purview documentation and view the Mechanics video to see Azure Purview in action.