Get Started with Azure Purview: Unified Governance Solution

Many organisations realized that GDPR and CCPA have made it clear that they must know what data they have, where it is stored, who has access to it, how it’s being used and where it’s going. Businesses view their data as a strategic asset and are seeking the right technology to minimize the risks associated with managing, mining, and storing it. Azure Purview is becoming more important.
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Let’s get started with Azure Purview: Unified data governance solution!
What is Data Governance?
Gartner states that data governance is the specification and accountability of decision rights to ensure acceptable behavior in the valuation, generation and consumption of data and analytics.
Data governance ensures data is accessible, secure, and usable. Data governance also allows businesses to make better data analytics and reach informed decisions. Data governance can also improve data consistency, eliminate redundancies, and help in making sense out of junk data. This can save an organisation from major decision-making difficulties.
Data governance also benefits organizations as they: Consistency in data Management expenses have been reduced. Increased data availability for all involved in order to make data-driven decisions. Enhanced employee experience (higher engagement level and Productivity). Customer experience is improved by 360-degree views that allow for tailored experiences at scale. This allows for quicker insights into consumer behavior/patterns and Brand value.

Why Data Governance?
Data is the new currency of digital era. Data within businesses is growing at an exponential rate. 90% of the data we have today was created in the past two years. Unstructured data will make up 80% of all data by 2025. This data explosion has multiplied the size of organizations and issues by ten.
Data can only be of real business value if the company understands it.
What data are available within the organization?
Who owns the data?
Who has access?
What are the ethical and proper uses of the Data?
Data tracing (traceability and use of data in solutions)
Data duplication is another possibility
Data quality and shared taxonomy
Compliance and data capture security are also important.
How and where is the data saved or archived? (and the overall lifespan of data).
What is the purpose of Microsoft Azure?
Microsoft Azure Purview, a fully managed, unified data governance system, assists you in managing your data across on-premises, multicloud, and SaaS environments. Purview uses automated data discovery and sensitive data classification to create a complete, up-to date map of your data environment. Purview allows data consumers to find reliable, relevant data.
It is based upon Apache Atlas, an open source project for metadata management. Azure includes a data sharing feature that securely distributes data to external business partners without the use of additional FTP nodes, duplicate large datasets, or the creation thereof. Azure Purview does NOT transfer or keep client data beyond the area where it is installed.
Purview is available for public preview
Purview currently has no licensing fees. You only pay for what you actually use. Microsoft’s pay per use approach, which is available in Public Preview, appeals to Microsoft customers who want to move quickly without the need to build a business case for additional funding. Azure Purview helps you save money in many ways. It reduces the human and bespoke effort required to locate and categorise data. It also eliminates the hidden and explicit costs of maintaining Excel-based systems and custom-built solutions.
Companies There is no additional charge for scanning SQL Servers or Power BI tenants. Azure Purview creates an Azure Event Hubs and a storage account for controlled resources. In most cases, additional charges will not exceed 2% of scanning charges. Customers who use Azure Purview to manage Amazon AWS S3 Data may be subject to additional fees for data transfers or API calls. This fee will vary depending on where you live.
Azure Purview Supports Data Sources
It supported the following data sources at the time of writing: Azure SQL Database, Managed Azure SQL DBInstance Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly SQL DW), Teradata and SAP S/4 HANA, as well as Oracle DB.
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Azure Purview offers the following essential features:
Azure Purview Data Map

The Azure Purview data map is the foundation for data governance and data discovery success. It is a cloud-native PaaS service that collects metadata. Information about corporate data in analytics, operational systems on-premises, and in the cloud. Purview Data Map’s integrated automated scanning and categorization technology keeps it updated automatically. Purview Data Map can be used by business users via an easy UI. Developers can also interact with the Data Map programmatically through open-source Apache Atlas 2.0 APIs.
Purview Data Map is the engine behind the Purview Data Catalog, and Purview Data insights. As unified experiences within Purview Studio. Azure Purview creates an automated system to manage your hybrid metadata