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AWS Data Lake
Platform

Okera solves one of the biggest challenges with heterogeneous, multi-vendor data platforms at scale on AWS: opening data access for innovation while ensuring proper data governance and compliance.

Okera solves one of the biggest challenges with heterogeneous, multi-vendor data platforms at scale on AWS: opening data access for innovation while ensuring proper data governance and compliance.

Product Overview

Without the ability to scale governance, enterprises are limited in what they can do with new data platform technologies, or else they run the risk of security and governance controls falling short. Okera solves this problem by delivering fine-grained data access control for both structured and unstructured data on AWS data lakes.

Okera Active Data Access Platform for AWS Data Lakes

The Okera Active Data Access Platform consists of the Data Access Service and Catalog Services. Catalog Services include Automated Schema Registry, Policy Engine, and Audit Engine. The platform is modular and exposes standard APIs, allowing data platform teams to easily integrate it within their environment, but also use other services as they see fit.

Data Access Service

Okera transparently and dynamically enforces policies for the AWS data lake platform - whether for structured or unstructured data - across every tool used by analysts, data scientists, and data engineers. It can scale from gigabytes to petabyte data lake workloads.

Automated Schema Registry

Okera’s Automated Schema Registry ends the hassle of publishing and indexing data for producers and consumers. It automatically integrates your data natively with all popular analytics tools to provide an enterprise-wide view across all your data in AWS data lakes.

Policy Engine

Okera’s Policy Engine allows data stewards, data owners, and governance professionals to easily define and manage complex data-centric access policies. These policies are then applied on-the-fly by Okera in a centralized AWS data lake platform and ensure access is always enforced transparently and consistently and without any performance penalty.

Audit Engine

Okera's Audit Engine consolidates all user activity to simplify auditing, reporting and regulatory compliance. It includes built-in analytics and integrates with SIEM tools to deliver powerful access and governance capabilities.

Who benefits from Okera?

Benefits of using Okera to power an AWS data lake

Using Okera’s Active Data Access Platform for access control and governance of an AWS-based data lake enables you to solve the technical challenges that can arise when scaling its usage, allowing you to extract value from your data lake in an agile and responsible manner.

DATA PROTECTION

Powerful Data Protection

Okera provides a single place to store and enforce access policies, delivering fine-grained data access control with dynamic anonymization, tokenization, masking, and redaction across both structured and unstructured data.

COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY

Complete Flexibility

Designed with heterogeneity and pluggability at the core, Okera delivers powerful and easy-to-use abstractions and APIs to make data consumers more productive with their tools of choice.

UNMATCH VISIBILITY

Unmatched Visibility

Okera imparts detailed visibility and insight into user and data access activity. Confidently scale the usage of your data lake, knowing that proper governance will always be in place.

Who Benefits from Using Okera?

Agility

Governance

Data
Consumers
Data Owners
Data Stewards

Agility

  • Data Consumers
  • Data Owners
  • Data Stewards

Governance

Data Consumers
Data consumers, including data scientists, data analysts, and BI professionals, get fast and secure access to data without any change in the analytic tool they are most comfortable with.
Data Owners
Date owners get an easy way to publish datasets and thereafter get visibility into how the data is being used.
Data Stewards
Data Stewards define and enforce access policies centrally at a fine-grained level, understand access levels, as well as audit historical data access activity.

“To date, many organizations have not realized the full potential of their data lake architecture, partially due to problems in administering appropriate access controls and policy. Okera aims to address this challenge, ultimately allowing for higher potential ROI of informational assets.”

Paige Bartley, Senior Analyst for Data, AI & Analytics, at 451 Research.