Hitachi Vantara integrates the intelligent data cataloging technology developed by Waterline Data into the Lumada Data Services suite of services.
Hitachi Vantara has announced its intention to acquire Waterline Data. The company offers data mining solutions for DataOps methodology that allow customers to receive
knowledge of large datasets and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
As noted in the company, Waterline Data technologies will complement Hitachi Vantara’s expertise in DataOps implementation and will be a key product in the Lumada Data Services complex.
Waterline Data has developed a machine-based cataloging technology that automates the process of metadata discovery in analytics and management
data in different information environments. It is widely used in the financial services, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Technology can be applied to large amounts of data in environments
based on Hadoop, SQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, deploying relevant solutions across the organization or in the cloud.
Waterline Data solutions are based on proprietary technology that eliminates the barriers to successful data lake operations. For example, to correctly identify insurance numbers
requirements in the lake of data in the size of several petabytes, the solution of Waterline Data is enough to recognize as a requirement number only one field. Then this technology generates a unique “imprint”,
allows to accurately recognize and mark all such fields in the data lake regardless of their formats, names or sources. When creating so-called “prints” systems are used
based on artificial intelligence (II), which performs automatic operations to identify, classify and analyze distributed and disparate data resources.
The integration of Waterline Data technology with Lumada Data Services will allow customers to create a common metadata structure and overcome the disparity of data sets distributed between
cloud, data center, computers and devices at the border of the network.
The acquisition of Waterline Data is expected to be completed by March 31, 2020. Following the acquisition of Waterline Data, Hitachi Vantara will provide these technologies to customers as stand-alone
solutions and integrated components of Lumada Data Services.