The Directory Data Class Search wizard in IRI Workbench (WB) matches data in structured files within one or more directories to configured data classes. The search process compares the matchers in the data classes with the data in those files to determine the best match, if any.
There are times when it is necessary to test with or share data that has elements of personally identifiable information (PII). To comply with data privacy laws and prevent a data breach, you may need to provide data that reflects, and sometimes imparts, critical information, but still protects the PII.
For the last 30 or so years, the precursor to most large scale business intelligence (BI) environments has been the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). A data warehouse (DW) is usually a central database (DB) for reporting, planning, and analyzing summarized, subject-matter data integrated from disparate, historical transaction sources.
IRI provides multiple data discovery features for personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive or need-to-be-found data held in enterprise sources.
Beyond data class, pattern- and fuzzy-match searches described elsewhere in this blog, this article primarily discusses the search for values held in a lookup or ‘set’ file (e.g.,
Update: Q2’16: In addition to the database profiling wizard in the data discovery menu group in IRI Workbench described below, IRI has introduced robust data classification that enables the application of field rules for multi-source data transformation and protection through data class libraries.