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Okera and Dremio in Partnership

To ensure secure data access for fast, self-service analytics

Okera, Inc. and Dremio Corp. announced a partnership to integrate Okera’s Dynamic Access Platform (ODAP) with Dremio’s cloud data lake engine, allowing organizations to accelerate data analytics while ensuring secure data access at scale.

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Dremio speeds analytics processes with a performance query engine while democratizing data access for data scientists and analysts via a governed self-service layer. The ODAP defines data access policies at the fine-grained level using an intuitive zero-code interface, then automatically enforces and audits them at enterprise scale. It executes in an industry’s co-located deployment mode, ensuring consistency of policy enforcement with Okera’s nScale (infinite scale) while eliminating infrastructure and maintenance costs of managing a separate cluster for the data plane.

As data lakes increasingly become home to vital production datasets, a secure data access layer is essential to protecting and securing sensitive data and ensuring compliance with evolving regulations,” said John F. Marchese, VP, global alliances and partner sales channel, Okera. “Our partnership with Dremio provides enterprises with a straightforward and cost-effective way to build a complete data analytics environment with the confidence they are taking a responsible approach to information privacy management.

At Dremio, we empower our customers to gain valuable insights into their data lakes. Customers are increasingly focused on protecting their sensitive company data. Okera is a great partner to ensure that our customers have the data protection and governance required so that only the right people are accessing the data they need at the right time,” said Roger Frey, VP business development, Dremio. “The solution will provide a way for our customers to accelerate their reliance on cloud analytics while automating data privacy, security and governance.

Customers using both companies will achieve accelerated analytics along with essential security and privacy protections for sensitive data – at scale and at a lower cost than other strategies.

The joint solution is available.

The companies also announced that Okera will be a Gold Sponsor at Subsurface, a live virtual event hosted by Dremio taking place January 27-28, 2021. Itay Neeman, VP engineering, Okera, will be speaking at the event on January 27t on the topic of, Scaling Data Access and Governance on Data Lakes: Challenges and Common Approaches. He will discuss how with the rise of data lakes’ and adjacent patterns, data teams have been able to leverage the increased scale and agility in their use of data. At the same time, the call for responsible data use, privacy regulations and focus on security has grown, requiring new approaches for the data lake world. This talk will discuss the challenges that teams face when trying to secure their data lake access, common approaches and tradeoffs, as well as what the future holds.

The ever-growing amount of vital data stored in distributed data lakes should make security one of the top considerations of every data project,” said Neeman. “We are excited to be part of Subsurface, and I look forward to presenting at the event and having the opportunity to engage with attendees on their requirements and challenges for achieving the data agility and secure data access they need.

About Okera
It provides last mile secure data access and governance at scale for modern enterprises. The ODAP automatically defines, enforces, and audits data access policies at the fine-grained level using an intuitive zero-code interface. By ensuring compliance with the evolving data privacy landscape and that the appropriate data access policies are in place, The firm enables organizations to unlock the power of their data for innovation and growth. Organizations receive value from Okera, which can be deployed to production in days for hybrid or multi-cloud environments. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearSky Security, and Felicis Ventures.

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