Data Governance is an umbrella term that we often hear is a priority at organizations of all sizes and maturity levels. You have data locked away in line of business applications and data warehouses. Most executives are well aware that data governance is no small task. Even the preliminary step of identifying the data can be an expensive and daunting task. Many times, organizations push data governance initiatives out simply because they don’t know where to begin.
Hidden away in the vast treasure of Azure data products, however, is a service that will change the way you approach governance. Azure Data Catalog gets you beyond step one by capturing and identifying all your data sources (whether on-premise or cloud) and identifying the lineage of how data moves around your organization – ultimately giving you insight into both risk and opportunity areas that lie ahead.