We live in a time where technology and data is exploding exponentially, making their integration more and more complicated. At the same time, users are asking for easier access to both, in an attempt to focus on business problems, without having to learn yet another interface. On top of that, providing secure access to the data is not trivial and certainly not easy. Each technology has its own way of securing data, and where that mechanism is delegated to a shared service, it may only offer coarse-grained access.
This is where Okera comes in: combining disjunct APIs into one unified system that offers a central schema catalog, access policy store, and shared data access layer. Using Okera, all metadata and data access is simplified, as the unnecessary need to add access policies to many systems is removed. Fine-grained control over data, an object, row, and a column, enables users to access what they need seamlessly. In addition, Okera has the ability to speed up common access patterns and thereby increase the effectiveness of applications, saving you money in the process.