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Hitachi Vantara Closes Acquisition of Waterline Data
Monday 30 March 2020

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi, Ltd.'s (TSX: 6501) Hitachi Vantara subsidiary has completed the acquisition of the assets of privately held US-based intelligent data cataloging solutions provider Waterline Data, Inc., the company said.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hitachi Vantara also introduced Lumada Data Catalog, incorporating Waterline's data cataloging technology into the Lumada portfolio to solve modern data challenges for analytics and governance across edge-to-core-to-cloud environments.

Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Waterline Data provides intelligent data cataloging solutions for DataOps that help customers more easily gain actionable insights from large datasets and comply with data regulations such as GDPR.

Waterline Data delivers catalog technology enabled by machine learning (ML) that automates metadata discovery to solve modern data challenges for analytics and governance across edge-to-core-to-cloud environments.

Waterline Data's technology has been adopted by customers in the financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals industries to support analytics and data science projects, pinpoint compliance-sensitive data and improve data governance.

It can be applied on-premises or in the cloud to large volumes of data in Hadoop, SQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud environments.

Lumada Data Catalog expands Hitachi Vantara's DataOps solutions, and provides customers with a way to unify silos of data distributed across the cloud, data infrastructure, and the machines and devices at the edges of their networks. Waterline's data cataloging technology gives customers a common metadata framework for managing all their data.

By applying DataOps methodologies to the unified datasets, customers can rapidly gain insights and drive innovation.

Waterline Data Founder and chief technology officer Alex Gorelik, now a Hitachi Vantara senior fellow, led the integration of Waterline's technology into the Lumada portfolio a data management and innovation platform for all industries.

Lumada Data Catalog will be available April 1, 2020 from Hitachi Vantara and select partners.
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Date Published: 30/03/2020

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