Combined offering accelerates GDPR compliance by addressing key requirements around data inventory, portability, anonymisation, and more
Sydney, 1 August 2017 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform that fully integrates analytics with operational processes in real time, and Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, has announced they are working closely on a solution to help customers address requirements for the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. The combined offering from MapR and Talend enables companies to create a governed data lake capable of meeting even the most stringent data storage, inventory, protection, retention, portability, and security requirements mandated by GDPR.
Enforceable starting May 2018, GDPR applies to any organisation worldwide that collects or processes personal data from EU residents. According to Gartner, by the end of 2018, over 50 percent of companies affected by the GDPR will not be in full compliance with its requirements.*
“The path toward GDPR compliance does not have to be complicated, but organisations do need to act now,” said Ciaran Dynes, senior vice president of products, Talend. “Working with MapR, we are helping customers deliver transparency through proper metadata management practices; establish a collaborative approach to data governance; and modernise their data platform to support data lake development that will ensure full compliance with GDPR.”
Data lakes are used to centralise enterprise information, including personal data that originates from a variety of sources, such as banks, social media, medical care providers, and more. The combined solution from MapR and Talend enables companies to deploy governed data lakes that address compliance challenges related to:
- Data classification and lineage
- Data capture and integration
- Data anonymisation
- Self-service data curation and certification
- Data portability and accessibility
“Under GDPR, multi-national companies will need to demonstrate that personal data is being captured, shared, and managed in a controlled, lawful and fair manner,” said Anoop Dawar, vice president, product marketing, MapR Technologies. “The combined offering from MapR and Talend helps companies accelerate GDPR compliance efforts, and demonstrate that required data governance mechanisms are in place.“
The MapR Converged Data Platform brings together analytics and operations with the industry’s only enterprise-grade software solution that unifies big data and open source technologies with fast, native access to global event streaming, real-time database capabilities, and cloud scale storage. The platform provides several features to comply with GDPR including MapR Volumes, which logically groups personal data and immediately applies policies and permissions to this data; high-performance auditing to log data access; and mirroring and replication to easily control the movement of ‘portable’ data.
Talend’s data integration platform, Talend Data Fabric, is the industry’s first integration platform to natively support MapR Streams, which helps customers continuously synchronise event processing across databases as information is updated, delivering accurate insight in real-time. Talend also combines data quality, metadata management, data stewardship, data lineage, and big data integration to collect, standardise, reconcile, certify, protect, and propagate Personally identifiable information (PII) data.
* Gartner Insight, Focus on Five High-Priority Changes to Tackle the EU GDPR, Published: 30 September 2016 ID: G00311301 by Bart Willemsen
Talend (NASDAQ: TLND) is a next-generation leader in cloud and big data integration software that helps companies make data a strategic asset that provides realtime, organisation-wide insight into customers, partners, and operations. Through its open, adaptive, and unified integration platform, Talend provides the data agility required for companies to rapidly adopt the latest technology innovations and scale to meet the constantly evolving demands of modern business. A leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools and Forrester Wave: Big Data Fabric Q4 2016, Talend’s solutions support over 1500 global enterprise customers including Air France, GE, and Lenovo, across a range of industries. For more information, please visi www.talend.com and follow us on Twitter: @Talend.
About MapR Technologies
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., MapR provides the industry’s only Converged Data Platform that enables customers to harness the power of big data by combining analytics in real-time to operational applications to improve business outcomes. With MapR, enterprises have a data management platform for undertaking digital transformation initiatives to achieve competitive edge. Amazon, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, SAP, and other leading businesses are part of the global MapR partner ecosystem. For more information, visit www.mapr.com.