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Last December, we launched Azure Purview, a unified data governance service that enables customers to maximize the business value of data. Azure Purview enables customers to manage and govern their on-premises, multicloud, and SaaS data by creating a holistic data map powered by automated data discovery, AI-powered data classification and end-to-end lineage. This trustworthy, valuable data can then be discovered effortlessly by data consumers via the Purview Data Catalog.


The reception to Azure Purview since launch has been tremendous! We are thrilled to announce that over 14.5 Billion data assets were discovered by customers across their hybrid environments! And today, we are happy to announce that we have some great new features to help our customers do more with Azure Purview. Below are the highlights. Stay tuned for deep dive technical blogs that delve into each awesome feature over the span of Ignite (2-4). 

Extend the reach of your Azure Purview Data Map to more multicloud, on-premises and analytical sources.

1. Azure Purview now scans and classifies AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) data, in public preview

Azure Purview now can now scan and classify data stored in AWS Simple Cloud Storage (S3) in public preview. Chief Data Officers, Security and Compliance managers can now understand what data resides across their hybrid environment including multicloud sources viz. AWS S3, Azure and gain a bird’s-eye view of their data landscape.

2. Purview connectors for more on-premises sources

Azure Purview extends the Purview Data Map’s ability to automatically scan data to more on-premises sources. With this feature, you can now automatically scan and view lineage between assets for the following sources:

  • Azure Purview now supports ERP sources like SAP S/4 HANA and SAP ECC.

  • Azure Purview also supports Oracle DB as a data source

3. Scan Azure Synapse Dedicated and Serverless Pools

You can now use Azure Purview to scan Azure Synapse workspaces across serverless and dedicated SQL pools. Learn more here

4. Scan Azure resource groups & subscriptions with Purview

You can now govern multiple Azure sources within Azure Purview by registering an entire Azure subscription or a resource group. This allows you to set up scans using scan rule sets, triggers and enable discovery of assets along with their metadata, schema and classification at an azure subscription or resource group level in Azure Purview Catalog. Learn more here

Enable effortless data discovery by data scientists and data engineers within Azure Synapse Analytics.


5. Azure Purview powered search in Azure Synapse workspaces

Azure Synapse Analytics workspaces can now turn on an Azure Purview powered search. This integration allows customers to discover Azure Purview managed data assets and interact with them within the native Synapse Analytics workspace. Learn more on connecting an Azure Purview Account to Synapse and enabling effortless data discovery within the Synapse workspace!

6. Support for hierarchical business glossary within Azure Purview Data Catalog

As an Azure Purview customer, you can now implement a hierarchical business glossary in public preview. With this feature, customers can better represent real-life business vocabulary in their Azure Purview Data Catalog. They can now organize business terms in hierarchies, create same term name in different parents and allow right set of users to manage the right glossary terms. Learn more here and read the blog.

Securely manage and govern your data estate with Azure Purview

7. Azure Purview now supports private endpoint

Azure private link for Azure Purview is now available in public preview to connect securely via private endpoints. You can now set up scans on your on-premises and Azure data sources with ingestion private endpoints and a self—hosted integration runtime to ensure network isolation, and metadata traversing only via private networks end-to-end and block all access to your Purview instance from public internet. 


Join us at Ignite to learn more!


To learn about all these updates and more, please join us at Ignite:

  1. Go Limitless: with Azure Data & AI (FS174 & FS174-R1): Link, Link

  2. Manage risk and secure information across your environment (FS196, FS196-R1): Link, Link

  3. Enable unified data governance with Azure Purview (OD337): Link

  4. Build systems of intelligence with Power BI and Azure Data (OD352): Link

  5. Take charge of your data governance across your data landscape (OD358): Link

We also want to hear more from you and we have an opportunity for you to join the product team at 2 Azure Purview roundtables where you can learn about exciting new updates in Azure Purview and share your perspective and feedback on what we should be doing next. Once registered for Microsoft Ignite, simply click on one of the below links to join us:


1. Azure Purview Product Roundtable on 3/2/2021, 3-4 PM 

2. Azure Purview Product Roundtable on 3/3/2021, 12PM- 1 AM


We can’t wait to meet you at Ignite. Leave us feedback via the comments! 


To get started with Azure Purview, learn more here.

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