PIICatcher Update Release: v0.20.2

Aditya1/31/2023 1 Min Read

What is PIICatcher?

PIICatcher is an open-source project that automatically detects Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in its supported databases and stores this information in a data catalog. The software is compatible with popular databases such as Snowflake and AWS Redshift. For more information on existing PIICatcher features or additional support with this software, head to https://tokern.io/piicatcher/.

This update announces exciting new features and improvements to PIICatcher.

Release Highlights

Added support for Mac M1 and ARM64 processors

  • Ensures that teams with varying hardware or software setups can reap the - benefits of PIICatcher. With this update, you can use this tool to automate your sensitive data management across any data ecosystem.
  • Updated codebase to support ARM processors - includes the M1 and M2 chips in Apple devices.
  • Added support for python 3.9 and 3.10

Improved Performance

Significant optimizations have been made to the existing codebase, enabling PIICatcher to scan databases and generate results faster than ever. PIICatcher can now detect PII information in your databases at speeds of up to 3000 columns per second.

Bug Fixes

We’ve fixed a number of bugs on PIICatcher reported by existing users. See the table below for more information:


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Thank you to everyone who reported the above issues and helped us mitigate them! Are you currently facing any problems with PIICatcher? Open an issue on our Github Repository! We always welcome feedback and suggestions for future improvements.

For now, we hope these updates will continue to develop PIICatcher as a tool to manage and protect your data. See you soon!

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