Ixiwa is a data lake (Hadoop and Spark-based) management product that ingests data automatically, collects metadata about the ingested data (automatically) and classifies that data for you. These are all good things, but it is how you explore the data that is most interesting. In the case of structured data, heat maps are used to represent data, based on the classification of the relevant type of data (say customer) or metadata (data quality or sensitivity, for example). Unstructured data exploration, on the other hand, relies on specific algorithms such as the object detection algorithm that detects and classifies objects within an image or series of images.
Author/s: Philip Howard