A multinational pharmaceutical and biotech company experienced a surge in volume and variety of data assets. To maintain governance and regulatory commitments, the client needed to evaluate the relevant technology to identify and catalog core data assets across the enterprise. Virtusa identified and championed the importance of cataloging data holistically across the client’s organization.
We unified the client’s cataloging platform across the enterprise to meet regulatory commitments and accelerate its journey towards digitization. Our intervention helped the client realize better analytics, improve data quality, and provide faster access to required data.
Virtusa worked in close collaboration with the client as a part of its enterprise data center for excellence team. We developed an innovative and unique solution for the data catalog to allow findable, controlled and governed data attributes by applying relevant controls on data assets at the data attribute level.
We merged the strength points of technical and business cataloging products from leading vendors in the market to ensure the client worked within a single cataloging platform to guarantee one version of the truth. The solution provides a data catalog of a new IT system in a range of 30+ technologies following well-defined reusability steps.
Our solution delivered the main areas of the data catalog by determining business ownership and compliance. We followed minimum data governance requirements for critical applications/repositories by assigning a business owner to enable essential governance for secured, protected, and resilient data.
We ensured the catalog tool’s connectivity bridges with different applications from the capture to consume layers. We also enabled ingestion of technical and business metadata assets, carried MuleAPI integrator design and testing between technical data cataloging and business cataloging, and facilitated data governance structure definition and implementation. Our team also carried out data profiling and classification to support data governance by actively controlling personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive personal information (SPI) data fields with data owners.