Public preview: Data Discovery & Classification for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Data Discovery & Classification is now available in public preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse. While it’s critical to protect the privacy of your customers and other sensitive data, it becomes unmanageable to discover, classify, and protect such sensitive data as your businesses and data assets are growing rapidly. The data discovery and classification feature that we’re introducing natively with Azure SQL Data Warehouse helps alleviate this pain-point. The overall benefits of this capability are:

  • Meeting data privacy standards and regulatory compliance requirements such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Restricting access to and hardening the security of data warehouses containing highly sensitive data.
  • Monitoring and alerting on anomalous access to sensitive data.
  • Visualization of sensitive data in a central dashboard on the Azure portal.

This feature is available for Azure SQL Data Warehouse in all Azure regions as part of Advanced Data Security including Vulnerability Assessment and Threat Detection. For more information about Data Discovery & Classification, see the full blog and our online documentation.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features
  • Security