What is Microsoft Purview?

We might have spent much time organizing and preparing documents for the Data Governance activity. Still, Azure Purview is a unified data governance service that helps us to manage and govern our on-premises, multi-cloud, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) data. Easily create a holistic, up-to-date map of our data landscape with automated data discovery, sensitive data classification, and end-to-end data lineage. Empower data consumers to find valuable, trustworthy data. This is in continuation of Azure Data Catalog.

Here in Azure Purview, we can discover, catalog, and leverage the Data Lineage to backtrack and analyze the data and its life cycle.

Azure Purview
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Data Map

Makes your data meaningful by graphing your data assets and their relationships across your data estate. The data map is used to discover and manage access to that data.

Data Catalog

Find trusted data sources by browsing and searching your data assets. The data catalog aligns your assets with friendly business terms and data classification to identify data sources.

Data Insights

It gives you an overview of your data estate to help you discover what kinds of data you have and where.

Discover your data, Register it, Scan it and Leverage the Data Lineage to travel along with the life cycle of the Data.

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Harunraseed, B., 2023, What is Microsoft Purview?, C-sharpcorner.com, Available at: https://www.c-sharpcorner.com/blogs/azure-purview [Accessed 3 July 2023]

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