New products are focusing on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) add-ons that help automate some aspects of data governance. Tech Target brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Data catalog software takes on data lakes, privacy laws.

Data governance has been impacted by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data privacy measures, but it did not slow big data application development. When it comes to data lakes, governance has become more important.

Data catalog software is more than just a new take on data repositories and data dictionaries. It is a dynamic way to start curating the data, find instances of customer information, and point to where pertinent data lies. Data catalogs go out and continually crawl your company’s data. Finding data is a fundamental building block for self-service and data analytics.

AI comes to the rescue by automating functions, testing data quality, searching data indexes, and making repeatable project templates for end users to follow.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.