Silicon Angle: Alation integrates data catalog with BigID’s discovery tools to help companies meet regulatory demands

Two years after a major data compliance law went into effect in Europe, companies are still struggling with meeting data requests in a timely manner.

recent global survey found that 58% of respondents could not meet data access and portability requests within a one-month time frame. This is in spite of data privacy regulations put in place during 2018 for the European Union and in 2019 for the state of California.

The survey cited lack of a consolidated, transparent data structure as one of the main barriers for a timely response. To address this issue, Alation Inc. and BigID announced an expanded partnership today that will integrate BigID’s data discovery with Alation’s data catalog.

“Enterprises have made huge investments in data warehouses, data marts, data lakes, all kinds of other technology infrastructure aimed at making the data easier to get to, but they’ve effectively just layered onto the problem,” said Kiran Narsu (pictured, left), vice president of business development at Alation. “BigID is the leading modern data intelligence platform for privacy, and what we’re trying to do is bring a level of integration between our two technologies so that enterprises can better manage and scale their data privacy compliance capability.”

Narsu spoke with John Furrier, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. He was joined by William Murphy (pictured, right), vice president of alliances and business development at BigID, and they discussed how the combined solutions of the two companies will benefit enterprise customers and continued expansion of the global regulatory landscape. (* Disclosure below.)