Okera, the Universal Data Authorization company, today announced it has expanded its capabilities with Amazon Web Services (AWS), introducing new integrations and product editions that allow customers to maximize the value of their investment on AWS. Okera’s first platform-specific edition, Okera for Amazon EMR, allows customers to protect the confidential, personally identifiable, and regulated data stored on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and processed on the massively scalable Amazon EMR. The second platform-specific edition will be Okera for Snowflake, announced earlier this month, which will be publicly available exclusively on AWS in early 2022.
The Okera Dynamic Access Platform (ODAP) empowers enterprises to democratize their data on AWS with clarity and consistency across multiple big data frameworks. This enables data and analytics leaders to share data with confidence across the enterprise, knowing that data access policies are being enforced for regulatory compliance. With Okera, companies can define and manage fine-grained access policies from an intuitive, no-code policy builder and have them applied consistently and dynamically.
“Okera’s data authorization solution with fine-grained access control enables us to open our data for analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence,” said Assaf Liebstein, Senior Data Platform Engineer at Yotpo. “Without worrying about who is accessing data when and where, we’re able to accelerate innovation to be a true data-driven company.”
“We value strategic companies like Okera that use AWS as their reference platform for cloud solutions and that provide a tremendous value-add for our customers,” said Sabina Joseph, GM, Technology Partners at AWS. “Thanks to innovative solutions like Okera’s universal data authorization platform, AWS is able to provide our customers with more opportunities to leverage the cloud to gain insight into their data, faster and more cost-effectively, while ensuring security and governance at scale.”
“We are always excited to expand our support of AWS technologies and make it easier for enterprises to build the future of their business on AWS,” said Nick Halsey, Okera CEO. “The Okera platform makes it even easier to access data for innovation and growth while ensuring accurate, comprehensive data governance and regulatory compliance.”