Governance, however, has little to do with tooling. Its main purpose is the definition
of roles, responsibilities, company policies, procedures, controls, committees…In a
nutshell, its function is to deploy and orchestrate, in its entirety, the internal control of
data in all its dimensions.
Data governance has many different aspects (processing and storage architecture,
classification, retention, quality, risk, conformity, innovation, etc.) and there isn’t
a universal “one-size fits all” model adapted for all organizations. As with other
governance domains, such as information security, each organization must conceive and pilot its own data landscape, based on its capacities and ambitions.
For Zeenea, a Data Catalog plays a key role in a data governance program. This role
should not involve supporting all aspects of governance but should rather be utilized to facilitate communication and awareness of governance rules within the company and to help each stakeholder become an active part of this governance.
In our opinion, a Data Catalog is one of the components that deliver the biggest return on investment in data-centric organizations that rely on Data Lakes with modern data