Roadmap

Find out what the teams are developing, and check out what’s new in SQL Data Catalog

The mission

Understanding the data across your SQL Server estate is essential to ensure that the correct data is protected – in the correct way.

SQL Data Catalog is a centralised and accessible metadata system of record for SQL Server. It enables organisations to underpin data protection, governance, compliance and remediation activities.

What's new

Permissions

You can now set permisions for multiple users, these include full permissions, read-only access.

Audit trail and snapshots

With SQL Data Catalog you can already export your classification data as a CSV file, we’re looking into other ways to report and share insights from SQL Data Catalog

Taxonomy improvements

A default taxonomy has been added and the taxonomy page has been simplified

PowerShell for bulk classification

We have improved and created new PowerShell scripts to make it easier to bulk classify columns across your SQL Server estate

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What's next

Prioritizing and tracking

We’re making it easier to prioritize what needs to be classified urgently, and what can wait, while also keeping track of who did the classifications, when, and even why.

Efficient classification

We’re looking into ways to make classification easier with impoved filters and overviews to help you identify the data to classify quickler.

Reporting

With SQL Data Catalog you can already export your classification data as a CSV file, we’re looking into other ways to report and share insights from SQL Data Catalog.

Automation

We’re creating new PowerShell scripts ans making it easier to discover and use them with better documentation and worked examples

Further resources

Article

Practical steps for end-to-end data protection

If you plan to make production data available for development and test purposes, you'll need to understand which columns contain personal or sensitive data, create a data catalog to record those decisions, devise and implement a data masking, and then provision the sanitized database copies. Richard Macaskill show how to automate as much of this process as possible.

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Watch this course and learn how to use SQL Data Catalog to classify data across your SQL Server estate, ensuring that the correct data is protected – in the correct way – allowing you to focus investment on the more critical areas.

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