Fifth annual Datanami awards recognize leaders in the global Big Data community; Okera also receives Datanami’s Readers’ Choice award.

Okera, which provides secure data access at scale, today announced it has been recognized in the fifth annual Datanami Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. The list of winners was revealed on the Datanami website, located at Okera has been honored as an award recipient for three consecutive years and was recognized this year with Datanami’s Editors’ Choice Award for Best Data Product or Technology: Big Data Security.

Okera enables data and analytics leaders to share data confidently, knowing their data is secure and that data access complies with evolving privacy regulations such as GDPR and CCPA. By supporting a growing and evolving variety of data usage and access patterns and eliminating the need to create multiple copies of data for different projects, Okera enables organizations to use data more effectively to speed business outcomes, create better customer experiences, and achieve competitive advantage in a secure, efficient, and performant way.

This year, Okera was also awarded the Readers’ Choice Award from Datanami as one of the Top 5 Vendors to Watch. In 2019, Okera won the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Big Data Startup and the Editors’ Choice Award for the Top Big Data Achievement for the industry’s first fine-grained access control solution to support both structured and unstructured data from a single unified platform. In 2018, the company was recognized as the Editors’ Choice for Best Big Data Startup.

Being selected for both awards reflects the impact that business and technology leaders are having in the Big Data & data science communities. This honor signifies recognition from the influencers and industry watchers of the Big Data space.

“Years ago, we launched the Datanami Readers’ Choice Awards to give our readers a voice in honoring the best big data solutions in the market,” said Alex Woodie, Managing Editor of Datanami.” Today, as we continue this proud tradition, we are pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Awards. I want to personally thank all of the Datanami readers who participated in the voting process and congratulate all of the 2020 RCA and ECA winners.”

“We’re honored to be recognized by Datanami and its editors with these awards,” said Nick Halsey, Okera CEO. “As the data privacy and governance landscape continues to evolve with both existing and evolving compliance regulations, enterprises are facing increasingly complex data access challenges that must be overcome to retain market share. Okera is solving the last mile in securing data access at scale so the right people receive access to only the right data at the right time.”

More information on these awards can be found at the Datanami website ( or on Twitter through the following hashtag: #DatanamiAwards.

About Okera

Okera enables the management of data access and governance at scale for today’s modern cloud data lakes. Built on the belief that companies can do more with their data, Okera’s Active Data Access Platform (ODAP) enables scalable fine-grained data protection and visibility on data lakes for both structured and unstructured data. This allows agility and governance to co-exist and gives data consumers, owners and stewards the confidence to unlock the power of their data for innovation and growth. Enterprise organizations receive immediate value from Okera, which can be implemented and deployed in less than a day. Okera is headquartered in San Francisco and is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Felicis Ventures, and Capital One Growth Ventures. Learn more at or contact us at