Cloud governance is another way of describing data governance in the cloud. It is the practice of monitoring and controlling the security, integrity, availability, and use of data in a cloud computing environment or ecosystem. Cloud data governance is a process for managing data across its full lifecycle, from data acquisition to disposal.
The goals of cloud governance are many, as it is core to a business’ or organization’s data management practice and philosophy. Some common goals include:
Enhancing data security
Mitigating data risk (regulatory compliance; protection against data leaks, breaches, and other threats)
Controlling internal access to sensitive datasets
Optimizing business strategy and operations through data analytics
Cloud governance ensures that data is secure, accurate, available, and accessible to key organizational stakeholders when they need it.
Snowflake and Cloud Governance
Snowflake’s Data Cloud and its extensive ecosystem of partners, including data governance experts Talend, provide a strong foundation for enhanced data governance. Snowflake interoperates with security and governance tools such as Informatica, Collibra, Immuta, and others.