Data Management Firm Okera Launches Just in Time for GDPR

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Emerging from stealth this week, Okera also announced that its Active Data Access Platform is also now available to users.

Data management company Okera announced it has come out of stealth mode with new funding, led by big tech VC fund Bessemer Venture Partners, just in time to help tackle GDPR compliance. Previously known as Cerebro Data, Okera aims to address the massive gap in data management as it relates to heterogeneous data stores and formats.

It provides a unified data management program that is fully adherent to compliance and governance needs to owners, consumers and data scientists. Okera’s Board of Directors welcomed Ethan Kurzweil, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, and Wesley Chan, Managing Director at co-investor Felicis Ventures. The company says the new funding will be used to help grow their presence in the data management market.

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The company also announced the general availability of the Okera Active Data Access Platform, its first product. It enables data teams to have a unified access solution to manage data with flexibility and highly detailed visibility. The platform forms a bridge between data lakes and analytics frameworks and provides tools for auditing, provisioning, access and governance across multi-data and multi-cloud environments, with data protection at scale and faster access times.

“We’re not a security or governance company; we are a data management company for modern data platforms. We believe companies should have the ability to innovate while also maintaining proper data governance. There can be a more scalable way to address access, governance, quality and lifecycle management across heterogeneous, decentralized data platforms. This empowers all data consumers, owners and stewards to have a unified way to interact with data for use regardless of their environment,” said Amandeep Khurana, Okera co-founder and CEO.

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