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What is Snowflake Horizon?

Snowflake Horizon is Snowflake’s built-in governance solution that unifies compliance, security, privacy, interoperability, and access capabilities ​enabling​ customers to easily govern data, apps, and more across clouds, teams, partners, and customers. 

Find Solidatus on Snowflake Horizon here.

Solidatus and Snowflake Horizon

Solidatus supercharges Snowflake’s governance capabilities with active metadata management and advanced visualization. With an end-to-end blueprint of your data landscape, you can understand its usage, define a control strategy, and make major time and cost savings. 

  • Enhance data observability 
  • Boost governance and compliance 
  • Highlight use of restricted data 
  • Reduce risk and improve operating efficiency 
  • Fast-track Snowflake migrations
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With Solidatus you can:

Bring all the components of your data fabric into one, unified view

Solidatus’ powerful automation creates data blueprints covering your entire data landscape, including the sources upstream of, within and downstream of your Snowflake instance. By doing this, you can gain a clear vantage point from which to view your data ecosystem, answer the questions that matter most, and carry out strategic change.

Simplify and streamline data asset discovery, mapping, and monitoring in both hybrid multi-cloud and on-premise environments.

  • Create dynamic blueprints of a Snowflake instance, illustrating databases, schemas, tables, and views, displaying column-level dependencies and lineage, including between Snowflake databases. 
  • Boost data governance by integrating Snowflake governance rules such as tags, row access and data masking policies into your data blueprint. 
  • Derive unique insights by analyzing Snowflake governance rule application to tables, views and columns. 

Enhance data security

  • Highlight and investigate active Snowflake row access policies on relevant tables, accessing ownership and logic details, and easily visualize dynamic data masking policies across Snowflake databases. 
  • Rapidly determine if the table you’re using has access restrictions and ensure proper protection for dependent views. 
  • Identify and govern sensitive data movement across your data landscape, both upstream and downstream from Snowflake. 
  • Ensure consistent application of security policies across your data supply chain and enhance your data security insight and capability. 

Leverage tailored business insights

  • Snowflake tags enhance tables and columns with predefined allowable code sets. Solidatus incorporates these allowable values into your data blueprint. 
  • Easily view all Snowflake tags and their application across Snowflake databases and downstream targets. 
  • Apply Solidatus rules and filters to your data blueprint to capture additional business insights and identify gaps, issues and exceptions. 

Collaborate across teams and automate your audit trail

Solidatus provides a complete audit trail of all changes, automatically maintained and always accessible, with powerful visualization to display all differences along a timeline. Coordinate, control and plan changes throughout your organization regardless of the type of system, the data in use, where it is or who owns it. 

Looking to the future

We’ll be enhancing the depth and breadth of Snowflake Horizon by​ enabling users to​: 

  • Ingest Snowflake roles and visualize access permissions to database objects to improve audit control and governance. 
  • Automatically categorize semantic and privacy information for most accessed tables – such as PII as Snowflake tags – and visualize ​them atop the​ir​ organization’s data blueprint through Snowflake Classification. 
  • Broaden the scope of our end-to-end data blueprint by directly ingesting Snowpipe data flow information. 
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Solidatus partners with Artefact to enhance the value of data management practices and provide data-driven solutions to customers. 

London and Houston, December 7 2023. Artefact, a leading data analytics and AI services firm specializing in helping organizations deliver measurable value from data, is excited to join Solidatus. This new partnership will help simplify data lineage and data management processes for customers in the Financial Services sector.

Artefact is a vertically integrated consultancy with expertise across data management, AI solutions, data marketing, AI/ML, and data science and analytics, dedicated to Financial Services. Artefact are a connected independent global network, with a footprint in 20 offices across 16 countries, and they partner with 1000+ ambitious clients around the globe.

The new addition to the Solidatus consultancy partner portfolio is set to empower organizations to govern their data more effectively, working closely to ensure we reach new financial services customers in need of building faster, automated data infrastructure.Over a quarter of US Artefact consultants are certified in Solidatus, adding to their wealth of data expertise to assist clients through all stages of their Solidatus journey.

Mike Pierce, VP of Global Alliances at Solidatus,acknowledges the power of this partnership in delivering results to customers: “We’re delighted to join forces with data & AI consulting leaders Artefact, whose expertise in enabling enterprises to maximize data potential perfectly complements Solidatus’ strengths. We look forward to jointly delivering Solidatus’ unique approach to building data transparency and establishing trust across complex environments, empowering clients to meet governance and regulatory requirements.”

Akhilesh Kale, Senior Director and Financial Services & Insurance lead of Artefact US, shares this sentiment, stating, “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Solidatus enabling our financial services clients to break free from the challenges of data flow transparency while also improving trust in AI by having a clear sense of quality and origins of data. As we join forces, we are looking forward to accelerating value creation through data discovery for our clients’ front office, risk and regulatory use cases delivering tangible bottom and top-line value.”

Download the Artefact e-book for data in finance now: https://report.artefact.com/l/597421/2022-09-20/hzyrj2

About Solidatus: 

Solidatus is a leading data management solution that empowers
organizations to connect, visualize, and govern their data relationships
through next-generation data lineage. For more information, please visit www.solidatus.com

About Artefact: 

Artefact is a global data-driven services company specialising in consulting for data transformation and data-driven digital marketing. We help companies transform data into business impact by delivering tangible results across the entire value chain. www.artefact.com.  

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Solidatus extends technology partnership with Alteryx to demonstrate ‘connected governance’

Enhanced alliance will help customers visualize data flow across their Alteryx workflows through Solidatus interface, demonstrating governance and building greater confidence to grow their Alteryx footprint

London and Houston, 4th July 2023. Solidatus, the leading data management solution that empowers organizations to connect, visualize and govern their data relationships through data lineage, has extended its strategic technology partnership with Alteryx, the preeminent analytics automation platform.

Leveraging a partnership with a leading Global Systems Integrator (GSI), the two companies have been able to successfully facilitate two large-scale transformation projects: one for a global systemically important bank (G-SIB); the other, a multinational financial services company.

Both shared customers derived value from Alteryx-enabled workflows, which brought significant improvements to their business-critical analysis capabilities by streamlining the production of regulatory reports and reducing the frustrations and challenges felt by their internal IT groups. In order to grow, they faced a business requirement to address data governance concerns over audit, processing and best practices. Each wanted to demonstrate end-to-end lineage to fulfil regulatory obligations specifically around MIFiD and Solvency 2 (capital adequacy), as well as ESG disclosures.

This is where Solidatus came to the fore: by mapping the Alteryx workflows into Solidatus and then through their companies’ systems, processes, controls and their governance platform, Solidatus could easily demonstrate governance processes, leading the senior business leaders of both customers to extend their Alteryx footprint and bring further value to their organizations.

Following the success of these projects, Solidatus has extended its support for more Alteryx tool sets and fully automated the integration. Customers can not only get fine-grained, field-level lineage but can show that their data is under control by allowing them to complete an end-to-end picture of the whole process and resulting data estate.

Håkan Söderbom, Sr. Director, Technology Alliances, at Alteryx, said: “Working with Solidatus enables shared customers to benefit from lineage to quickly demonstrate that their data is properly governed. Solidatus lineage makes it easy to connect technical and non-technical applications and platforms that maintain policies, controls, CDEs and regulations to visually prove compliance much faster than would typically be possible.”

Howard Travers, Head of Technology Alliances at Solidatus, said: “Alteryx workflows are a critical part of the management of organizational data flows for regulatory reporting at many of the largest banks in the world, especially in the USA. The Solidatus-Alteryx integration creates a field-level lineage-focused view of an Alteryx workflow, which can be automatically linked to upstream and downstream lineage information to provide a clear end-to-end view. We believe the Solidatus-Alteryx connector will provide confidence to any financial or regulated organization wishing to expand their use of Alteryx.

“Our vision is to ‘make the unknown known’ by enabling organizations to rapidly build an enterprise data blueprint. Solidatus is a powerful data management solution in its own right. However, we are being increasingly used as a lineage bridge to other best-of-breed applications like our partners Alteryx, Snowflake, Collibra and BigID, to name but a few. Our relationship with Alteryx proves the value of ‘connected governance’ to demonstrate governance, removing concerns, building confidence and driving expansion.”

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For more information please contact:

Solidatus press office

About Solidatus

Solidatus is an innovative data management lineage solution that empowers organizations to connect and visualize their data relationships, simplifying how they identify, access, and understand them. With a sustainable data foundation in place, data-rich enterprises can meet regulatory requirements, drive digital transformation, capture business insights, and make better, less risky and more informed data-driven decisions. We provide solutions to several key areas of endeavor, including: governance and regulatory compliance; data risk and controls; business integration; environment, social, governance (ESG); and data sharing. Our clients and investors include top-tier global financial services brands such as Citi and HSBC, healthcare, and retail organizations as well as government institutions.

www.solidatus.com

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This week, six members of the Solidatus team – including our CEO and co-founder, Philip Dutton – are at the Snowflake Summit in Las Vegas.

Stationed at Booth 2122-C, they’re reporting growing interest from the gathered masses in how we can supercharge Snowflake’s governance capabilities (PDF) with active metadata management and advanced visualization.

It’s all about increased certainty, which is a little ironic, given that the Summit’s venue is famous for high-risk stakes and gambling.

With such a concentration of interested parties in our immediate vicinity, this is a great time to announce that we’ve enhanced our partnership with the tech giant.

Key new benefits include:

  • Deeper levels of granularity, meaning you can now create dynamic blueprints of Snowflake schemas, whether tables or views, and see column-level dependencies and lineage
  • Capture business insights in real-time by analyzing Snowflake governance rule application to tables, views and columns
  • The facility to automatically map multiple Snowflake instances

Speaking from the Summit, Howard Travers, Head of Technology Alliances at Solidatus, said: “The buzz here is exhilarating. This is because when it comes to data and the cloud, the possibilities with Snowflake are endless. We feel an affinity with Snowflake because we apply the same philosophy to metadata, and I’m so excited to see this important partnership grow in strength.”

For details of the complete package, view our concise brochure on Solidatus and Snowflake (PDF), which also offers free access to a simplified sample model.

On the subjects of technology partnerships and connectors more generally, check out our recent news about our enhanced partnership with Alteryx.

If you’re at the Summit, do pop by our booth to ask how our partnership with Snowflake can bring new levels of visualization, better understanding and greater control over your data. We’ll be there until Thursday.

If you can’t make it along, here’s a preview video of the Snowflake model we’re showcasing:

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Last month, Lexology reported on the new data standards that will form a part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

Requiring the US Treasury Department “to set, and other federal regulators to implement, data reporting standards for the financial entities that they regulate,” it’s just one example of the many new regulatory hurdles – not just in the US but around the world – that data practitioners within banks and other regulated industries are having to navigate.

Against this backdrop, our recent announcement that Solidatus and BigID are partnering to extend data governance will be hugely welcome, as it’ll satisfy increasing user demand for a unified solution to expose, link and visualize organizational metadata that enables actionable insights from quality, privacy and security data.

But in this short blog post, we’ll dig a little deeper, asking:

  • Who BigID are;
  • What this partnership means for clients;
  • The key benefits of tapping into this partnership as a user of both services; and
  • What it will enable you in your work.

Who are BigID?

BigID are a leader in data security, privacy, compliance, and governance: enabling organizations to proactively discover, manage, protect, and get more value from their data in a single platform for data visibility and control.

Combining this data platform with the Solidatus metadata governance and lineage capability gives clients full management and control of both their data and their metadata, ensuring full control and transparency that is critical for successful data management.

BigID helps clients manage the scope and scale of their enterprise data across multiple cloud instances.

What does this partnership mean for clients?

Linking your BigID infrastructure with your Solidatus enterprise lineage modelling allows you to:

  • Enrich your Solidatus models with the advanced metadata within BigID; and
  • Help visualise the complexity of your enterprise data within BigID.

The combination allows you to:

  • Get value from your BigID implementation faster;
  • Get a consistent view across your BigID and legacy environments; and
  • Reduce the risk of migration legacy systems to BigID.

What are the key benefits of this approach?

Using Solidatus to visualize and understand the structure and scope of metadata within BigID allows firms to gain insight into the source, flow, and use of data across the entire organisation. Key benefits include:

  • Increases knowledge and understanding of data in the organization
  • Ability to apply views and filters specific to business users and help gain trust and confidence
  • Speeds up implementation of BigID in complex environments
  • BigID can deliver additional metadata to Solidatus, which enriches the lineage models and increases accuracy and confidence 
  • Speeds up adoption by making the data visually available in an easy-to-understand format for all stakeholders
  • Allows consistent views across BigID and legacy platforms, bringing consistency and understanding
  • Visual approach valuable for assurance and compliance
  • Creates a valuable change management tool for business changes and migration efforts

What does this enable?

Combining these two platforms allows clients to:

  • Enrich the enterprise blueprints in Solidatus with BigID-sourced data, such as: data quality; data classifications; and volumes etc
  • Help visualize the complexity within BigID
  • Help to capture and share knowledge of the enterprise data across the organization
  • Reduce the risk of losing knowledge within the organization if key resources leave or are unavailable
  • Model regulations and corporate policies within Solidatus and link to the practical implementation of obligations to the impacted data
  • Bring all the components of your front-to-back flows into one, unified view

To wrap up, let’s whet your appetite with a view of what some BigID catalog info looks like when mapped into a Solidatus model.

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Exciting partnership will satisfy increasing user demand for a unified solution to expose, link and visualize organizational metadata that enables actionable insights from quality, privacy and security data

London and Houston, 20th March. Solidatus, the leading data management solution that empowers organizations to connect, visualize and govern their data relationships, and BigID, the leading platform for data security, privacy, compliance and governance, have today announced a ground-breaking partnership.

This ambitious move comes in response to the companies’ joint customers, who have requested a combined best-in-breed solution to provide enhanced metadata visibility. This solution will provide users with an active governance blueprint, delivering dynamic and real-time visualization of the flow of data across their enterprise. Organizations can proactively assess dependencies, quickly identify risks and immediately action the trusted insights gained from this new partnership.

The BigID Solidatus integration (explorer) provides active metadata lineage, which is augmented and enriched by BigID’s data quality, security and rich metadata processing. Key benefits include: accelerating tool adoption; assurance and compliance across your data estate; and providing a single simple pane-of-glass view of the complex, interconnected organizational metadata increasing automation for instantaneous impact assessment and action.

BigID CDO, Peggy Tsai said: “We can’t wait for joint customers to be able to visualize the metadata we host, including the augmentation done on metadata, and link it to other sources of metadata.”

Solidatus CEO and Co-Founder, Philip Dutton said: “I’m thrilled that BigID will bring additional metadata to enrich Solidatus clients’ enterprise data blueprints. Solidatus’ users will be able to discover new data assets, classifications, profiling, quality, and risk metadata to automatically action insights gained from the deeper understanding of their data ecosystems. In short, the sum of Solidatus and BigID is greater than the parts alone.”

This new partnership follows hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that Solidatus and Corlytics have joined forces to automate the regulatory data supply chain end-to-end, from regulatory obligation to reporting compliance.

Read about Solidatus on the BigID Marketplace.

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For more information please contact:

Solidatus press office

BigID press office

About Solidatus

Solidatus is an innovative data management solution that empowers organizations to connect and visualize their data relationships, simplifying how they identify, access, and understand them. With a sustainable data foundation in place, data-rich enterprises can meet regulatory requirements, drive digital transformation, capture business insights, and make better, less risky and more informed data-driven decisions. We provide solutions to several key areas of endeavor, including: governance and regulatory compliance; data risk and controls; business integration; environment, social, governance (ESG); and data sharing. Our clients and investors include top-tier global financial services brands such as Citi and HSBC, healthcare, and retail organizations as well as government institutions.

www.solidatus.com

About BigID

BigID enables organizations to know their enterprise data and take action for data-centric security, privacy, compliance and governance. Customers deploy BigID to proactively discover, manage, protect, and get more value from their regulated, sensitive, and personal data across their data landscape. BigID has been recognized for its data intelligence innovation as a 2019 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, named to the 2021 Forbes Cloud 100, the 2021 Inc 5000 as the #19th fastest growing company and #1 in Security, the 2021 and 2022 Deloitte 500, and an RSA Innovation Sandbox winner.

https://bigid.com

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Move enables data practitioners to view Corlytics’ digitized regulatory content in the context of their own data and systems, helping them assess likely impacts and plan for change

London and Houston, 15th March. Solidatus, a data management solution that empowers organizations to connect and visualize their data relationships, and Corlytics, a supplier of regulatory risk intelligence that combines innovative technology with deep legal and industry expertise, have today announced an ambitious partnership. That partnership will empower users who are customers of both companies to map regulations from across the globe to their entire data estates, matching them with their systems, policies, processes and people.

The combined solution sees digitized regulatory content from Corlytics automatically pulled into Solidatus regulatory data catalogs and linked to data lineage models where they can be mapped to companies’ processes, policies, controls and systems. This will enable better-informed decisions and allow firms to show that they’re compliant.

Corlytics Founder and CEO, John Byrne said: “This brings huge synergies to the day-to-day work of data practitioners. Combining the added value of Corlytics’ content with Solidatus’ lineage models across firms’ IT infrastructures gives users the unique ability to map their compliance with regulations holistically, tracing lineage across all internal control systems. This means they can more easily identify the impact of regulatory change and demonstrate full compliance with regulations, ultimately delivering ‘front-to-back’ compliance.”

Solidatus CEO and Co-Founder, Philip Dutton said: “Increasing rapid change in the regulatory landscape places exponential pressure on data governance and compliance practitioners. It also forces organizations in heavily regulated industries to spend a disproportionate ratio of funds on regulation and fine avoidance, which in turn strangles their innovation and agility. Our partnership with Corlytics provides end-to-end transparency from regulatory obligation, through implementation to regulatory evidence. It enables automatic and instantaneous impact assessment of regulatory change on an organization, streamlining compliance processes and accelerated execution all the while providing an immutable record of compliance.”

You can read more about what this means for data practitioners in this new blog post: How combining software platforms can help ensure your regulatory compliance.

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For more information please contact:

Solidatus press office

Corlytics press office

Elaine Mullan at elaine.mullan@corlytics.com

About Solidatus

Solidatus is an innovative data management solution that empowers organizations to connect and visualize their data relationships, simplifying how they identify, access, and understand them. With a sustainable data foundation in place, data-rich enterprises can meet regulatory requirements, drive digital transformation, capture business insights, and make better, less risky and more informed data-driven decisions. We provide solutions to several key areas of endeavor, including: governance and regulatory compliance; data risk and controls; business integration; environment, social, governance (ESG); and data sharing. Our clients and investors include top-tier global financial services brands such as Citi and HSBC, healthcare, and retail organizations as well as government institutions.

www.solidatus.com

About Corlytics

Corlytics structures, rates and visualises regulation.

To be able to action and provide assurance on never-ending regulatory change requires firms to know what’s relevant, where to focus and what’s emerging. That’s where Corlytics is helping compliance, risk, legal and audit teams globally. We monitor, assess, map and align regulatory changes in order to alert relevant areas of the business. We take a risk-based approach to prioritising developments and predicting what’s ahead.

We combine innovative technology with deep legal and industry expertise. Our data science technology combines supervised statistical learning methods with novel linguistic feature engineering techniques using natural language processing.

www.corlytics.com

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Datactics, an award-winning self-service data quality and matching software vendor and Solidatus, the leading data lineage discovery, visualization and management solution, are today announcing a new technology partnership.

The partnership will see clients able to leverage the combined capabilities of the two firms to visualize and understand data quality throughout the enterprise, without being tied to one single enterprise data governance and quality platform. This provides greater flexibility to firms exploring their data governance strategies, empowering them to make use of ‘best of breed’ technology that aligns with their business operational models.

Additionally, the partnership aligns well with industry definitions of a data fabric, complementing specialist off-the-shelf data software with own-built technology stacks.

Datactics and Solidatus were delighted to both win awards at the Data Management Insight Awards Europe 2022 – a testament to our respective technology teams. Solidatus won ‘Best Data Governance Solution’ and Datactics won ‘Best Data Quality Analysis Tool’. You can read the full winners report here.

Datactics CEO, Stuart Harvey commented,

“By combining Datactics’ Self-Service Data Quality, a platform that identifies broken critical data elements and returns them to a data steward for fixing or automatic correction, and Solidatus’ superior data lineage visualization, the client gains a unique, reliable, and high-quality insight into their data. It will empower them to make better decisions, prioritize and fix key data quality issues, and address the negative impact of poor data quality wherever the data resides or flows throughout the enterprise.”

Solidatus CEO, Phil Dutton said,

“This partnership underlines our vision to revolutionize the data economy. Our commitment to lead market-disrupting innovation and first-class service is something we prioritize in all our partnerships and we’re eagerly looking forward to the opportunities this new relationship will bring, particularly in the fast-growing demand for best-in-class data fabric architecture.”

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For more information please contact:

Solidatus press office
press@solidatus.com

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www.solidatus.com

About Solidatus

Solidatus is an innovative data management solution that empowers organizations to connect and visualize their data relationships, simplifying how they identify, access, and understand them. With a sustainable data foundation in place, data-rich enterprises can meet regulatory requirements, drive digital transformation, capture business insights, and make better, less risky and more informed data-driven decisions. We provide solutions to several key areas of endeavor, including: governance and regulatory compliance; data risk and controls; business integration; environment, social, governance (ESG); and data sharing. Our clients and investors include top-tier global financial services brands such as Citi and HSBC, healthcare, and retail organizations as well as government institutions.

About Datactics

Datactics offers a self-service, low-code data quality platform for non-technical users by providing AI/ML-driven automation in many data quality processes, especially in data profiling, monitoring and detection, and entity matching. ML augmentation includes auto suggestion of data quality rules based on analysis of the underlying dataset and many different prebuilt algorithms for outlier detection.

For more information please contact:

Roisin Floyd
roisin.floyd@datactics.com
+44 (0) 2890 233900

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Snowflake’s native governance capabilities gives you the power to know, control and unlock your data. They created the Data Governance Accelerated Program for partners who can integrate and enhance these capabilities, and the team at Solidatus are proud to partner with them to add new levels of context and visualization to Snowflake, enhancing its governance capabilities, giving you more control and a deeper understanding of how data is used across your organization, and where policies need to be applied. With this knowledge, you can better address regulatory requirements, drive digital transformation, capture business insights, and make better, less risky and more informed data-driven decisions. 

Key benefits of the Solidatus approach

As a Snowflake user, you have access to a suite of data governance controls like access policies, data masking, object tagging and coarse grain lineage. Solidatus’ data lineage enriches these capabilities by allowing you to create living blueprints that map how your data flows as it moves through your systems – both now and at other points in time. When metadata is ingested from Snowflake into Solidatus, we integrate any security policies, data masking, and tagging information as an extra dimension to your data flows. Through understanding how and where these controls are being applied, you establish a trusted foundation for policy enforcement, and radically speed up cloud transformation projects by cutting discovery time, streamlining implementation, and mitigating future risk and costs.

To summarize, Snowflake with Solidatus will:

  • Cut costs by reducing the time spent managing and implementing resources.
  • Speed up your migration to Snowflake.
  • Provide needed visibility to reduce operational risk and improve operating efficiency.
  • Boost governance and regulatory compliance.
  • Establish controlled planning and implementation of change.
  • Monitor data sharing for compliance.
  • Visualize and contextualize data policies, regulations and other data assets present in Snowflake.
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