Acante Unveils Data Access Observer™ for Databricks™:  Simplifying & Accelerating Data Access Governance

Unity Catalog customers can now reduce toil and focus on innovation by automating up to 90% of compliance and access governance-related tasks

Palo Alto, Calif., June 5, 2024 – Acante, the leading provider of cutting-edge data security and access governance solutions for modern Data+AI environments, proudly announces the launch of Acante Data Access Observer. This groundbreaking solution, revolutionizes data access governance and compliance for Databricks customers, saving substantial time and effort and freeing them up to focus on Data+AI innovation. 

Acante Data Access Observer offers Databricks users automated and consolidated visibility into all data accesses within their environments. By leveraging this solution, customers can effortlessly identify sensitive data such as PII, PCI, and PHI across any data catalog. The solution meticulously maps access privileges from user to data at a granular level and surfaces dormant access privileges. Moreover, it tracks sensitive data flows, identifies risky notebook sharing, and detects data leakage.  Acante Data Access Observer comes without-of-the-box PCI, SOC2, and HIPAA reports, providing essential insights for compliance efforts. 

Dhruv Jain, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Acante, emphasized the simplicity of deploying Data Access Observer, stating, “Setting up Data Access Observer is both effortless and secure, requiring just five minutes to run a single notebook. Designed for Unity Catalog, and to operate within the customers’ environment without the need for agents or proxies, our customers are saving countless hours formerly spent on data access governance activities.” 

“As enterprises build a Data Intelligence Platform on Databricks, they are looking for innovative technologies that can provide deeper insights,” said Roger Murff, VP, Technology Partner Management at Databricks. “By integrating with Databricks’ Unity Catalog, Acante is providing another option for our customers to manage data access.” 

“Security concerns have become the number one obstacle, blocking almost 46% of new data platform initiatives,” said Stephen Catanzano, Senior Technology Industry Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.  “Offerings, like Data Access Observer, that automate access governance and compliance should be a top priority for data platform leaders.” 

“In today’s big data environments, there is an explosion of access requirements for critical business needs like analytics, and LLM model building and training,” said Bidish Sarkar, Senior Vice President& Sales Leader of Data & Analytics at Persistent Systems.  “We recognize the immediate need for solutions like Acante Data Access Observer that empower data teams to innovate without having to compromise time to market because of data access mandates.” 

Data Access Observer for Databricks is free forever and monitors up to three catalogs and thirty days of access audits at a time.  Download your version here:  www.acante.ai/data-access-observer

About Acante 

Acante
has built the most comprehensive data security observability and access governance solution for modern data and AI infrastructure stacks built around Databricks, S3, ADLS, Snowflake, Redshift, Kafka, Tableau and more. It empowers data platforms teams to confidently and rapidly democratize access to their data without compromising on security and compliance mandates.  Visit www.acante.ai.
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