Today, companies face two opposing goals: utilizing data to generate value while governing it in compliance with internal or external regulations. Like many, you’re off to a great start with the Alation Data Catalog and Data Governance solution. You can now gather all your essential data and offer it easily to business users to solve mission-critical business problems. However, as you make this data available throughout your company, the question of sensitive data often arises: what data is sensitive and how can you control access to it? Now, ALTR’s open-source integration for Alation can help you address this issue quickly, simply, cost-effectively and seamlessly, taking your data governance to the next level.
Challenge: A Simple and Cost-Effective Way to Classify Sensitive Data in Snowflake
As the data governance software market has heated up over the last few years, solutions to help solve the sensitive data challenge have proliferated. But for teams focused on generating value from data, the last thing you need is another tool to buy, integrate and manage. Worries like “Will we need a conference room full of consultants to implement? Will it require new hardware? How long will it take? How will it work with our existing data stack? Will we need developer time to manage?” and the kicker “How much will it cost?” can be daunting. Many solutions do require a six-month implementation, on-premises installation, and a long-term contract. Yet they don’t integrate easily with modern data solutions and have a baseline cost of six figures to start.
Solution: One Data Governance Interface with ALTR and Alation
ALTR, however, was built from the cloud up to solve the exact sensitive data challenges you’re facing, without high costs or complexity. We offer no-code data classification and access control that integrates natively within Snowflake. You can start with the ALTR Free Plan and upgrade easily when you need to expand your governance footprint. Because ALTR is a SaaS solution, there is no long-term contract, no up-front cost, and no long implementation. You (or anyone on your team) can start classifying data, applying row- and column-based controls, and set up data masking in a few minutes, with a few mouse clicks, no SQL coding required.
And with ALTR’s open-source integration for Alation, you don’t have to worry about how it will work with your existing data governance solution. Add ALTR Free to your Snowflake account through Snowflake Partner Connect. Get the free open-source integration for Alation. Then classify and control access to sensitive data right there in your Alation dashboard! All within hours, not days or weeks.
ALTR creates a classification report you can review, feeds classification tags to Alation, and then automatically enforces policies for sensitive data with role- and row-based access controls and masking in Snowflake directly from Alation. And, because there’s no code required, the team creating your Alation governance policies can be the same team who applies and maintains them with ALTR, all through Alation’s interface.
Outcome: Fully-Integrated Data Governance for Snowflake, Today
Alation and ALTR deliver a fully-integrated solution that allows you to manage your data governance from a single pane of glass in Alation, reducing complexity for your teams. You can avoid conflicting tools, long implementations, complicated policy management, wasted developer time, and high costs. Instead, you accelerate your data governance maturity and quickly move on to confidently gaining more value from Snowflake and your data.