BigID Overview

BigID is the #7 ranked solution in our list of Data Governance tools. It is most often compared to Varonis Data Governance Suite: BigID vs Varonis Data Governance Suite

What is BigID?

BigID aims to transform how enterprise protect and manage the privacy of personal data. Organizations are facing record breaches of personal information and proliferating global privacy regulations like the EU GDPR with fines reaching 4% of annual revenue. Today enterprises lack dedicated purpose built technology to help them track and govern their customer data at scale. By bringing data science to data privacy, BigID aims to give enterprises the software to safeguard and steward the most important asset organizations manage: their customer data.

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BigID Customers
Home Depot, Grant Thornton LLP, Cimpress, Fidelity Investments
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Data Governance Operations Consultant/Program Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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User friendly and feature rich solution

What is our primary use case?

In terms of primary use cases for BigID, since I'm a data architect, I get the specific data that is necessary for the client use-case. Then I'll try and do a scan. I do a scan on them, and the scan has parameters. So I set up the scan with some assistance from the admin, and run the scan. When we get the result, it gets populated in the BigID tool. Then I'll go into the BigID tool where there are something like files, I forgot the specific name. I'll look through the files to understand them and try to bring some of them to do an analysis. I can do my analysis in Excel with the data. The way… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The features that I have found most valuable are the user experience, the credentialing, and that BigID is user friendly. Additionally, you can deploy to several other Microsoft platforms and you can use it for other things, like a bigger element or a report."
  • "In terms of what could be improved, when you're looking in a BigID file, you cannot really get the whole file. You have to export it to download it to another platform that allows you to completely view it, or run a program. That was one of the things that was really a disappointing point for me. Not to be able to view everything. There's a lot more data, but you can't get it all at once."

What other advice do I have?

The biggest lesson I have learned about BigID is that it is reliable and it's readily available. When you do the scans, you can just see the data is there - it's nice. Even though you cannot see all you need, like I mentioned, you have to deploy somewhere or run a program, but it's there. On a scale of one to ten, I would give BigID an eight.