While Niagara operates various data discovery tools to support PCI Compliance, none could satisfy the data governance team’s data discovery requirements.
According to Claire Rosati, Associate Director of the Project & Portfolio Office at Niagara College and program manager for the data governance efforts, “Looking at the audience that would need to take action on the data, the results from existing tools were not usable for us. It would require someone to go line by line, without the ability to sort by data type.”
Niagara College turned to a trusted resource for a recommendation on a more user-friendly tool. “We have a strong relationship with a top consulting firm, and they couldn’t say enough good things about the Qostodian Recon tool,” said Claire.
Within minutes, Claire’s team was able to install Recon and begin scanning data.
“Whereas our existing tools took days, Recon took less than six hours to scan several terabytes, and less than two hours for hundreds of gigabytes,” said Mat Steglinski, Senior Business Systems Analyst at Niagara College.
With Recon, Claire and Mat could run searches by specific data elements rather than files, and receive results that provided full context, placing every piece of information they needed to make an informed decision at their fingertips.