OvalEdge 6.2: What’s New?

As we prepare for the launch of OvalEdge 6.2 in Q4 2023, we wanted to share with our customers the variety of updates and new features that they can expect. In this blog, we’ll explain how OvalEdge 6.2 differs from early versions of the platform and what benefits these updates and improvements will bring to our customers. 

We have focussed our development in version 6.2 of OvalEdge in 15 key areas. These include data quality, generative AI, governance applications, reports, data access management, the data catalog, UI/UX, connectors, the service desk, users, data security, virtual objects, reference data management, performance, and data lineage. 

Data Quality

We are introducing an Advanced Data Quality Rules Recommendation feature that will 

suggest data quality rules based on attribute names derived through previous associations. Beyond this, our Data Quality Profiling and Rule Execution Engine will now be integrated with DuckDB, enabling users to implement data quality processes within data systems that don’t have a native processing engine.

Finally, we are introducing enhancements to the Data Quality Control Center and anomaly detection, linking the service desk to initiate workflows that will help data stewards to improve data quality at the point where the data is collected

Generative AI

In OvalEdge 6.2, users will have the option to auto populate business descriptions through an integration with OpenAI

Governance Applications

OvalEdge 6.2 will, for the first time, include a series of Governance Applications. The first covers DSAR compliance and enables organizations to create sharable forms in OvalEdge that can be integrated with GDQ and workflows. 

This will enable organizations to empower individuals with the right to access information about the personal data the organization is processing about them and to exercise that right easily, at reasonable intervals, to verify the lawfulness of this processing.

The other regulation covered by the new Governance Applications is ROPA. OvalEdge will provide a UI-driven solution for tracking, monitoring, and reporting ROPA compliance for organizations.


We have significantly expanded the Success Metrics used in reports to include multiple indicators under the headings Environment Success Metrics, Engagement Success Metrics, and Service Desk Success Metrics.

Data Access Management

As well as an enhanced user experience and access reports for users and roles, OvalEdge 6.2 will include features that enable the administration of access management for third-party tools including Snowflake, Redshift, Tableau, Databricks Deltalake, Kafka, and S3 via self-service a centralized management module. 

Data Catalog Improvements

Data Catalog improvements in OvalEdge 6.2 include out-of-the-box support to catalog and view APIs in a new API tab and configurable catalog views based on specific objects.

UI/UX Improvements

OvalEdge 6.2 boasts improved usability for greater adoption and a leaner, cleaner UI for a better user experience.

Connectors ++

We have upgraded our independent connectors. Now, users don’t need to redeploy OvalEdge after changes are made. Instead, a JAR is provided that can be loaded to view these edits and additions. 

Service Desk and Notifications

Now, OvalEdge enables out-of-the-box service requests for Tags, Projects, and more, increasing efficiency and usability. We have also integrated SLAs into all workflows. In every instance, users will receive notifications before and after the SLA.

Approval workflows have been modified to include user names, not just first name and last name, to avoid confusion over duplicates, and we have improved the range of notification preferences for users, who can now define exactly which activities they want to receive notifications for. 

Finally, we have introduced Bring-Your-Own fulfillment. This feature utilizes OvaEdge’s open architecture, enabling organizations to write code for their own fulfillment processes independently from OvalEdge and without the requirement to upgrade the platform.


With user profile-based application access, application security can be auto configured, enabling various profiles access to specific modules in OvalEdge.

Data Security

The addition of configurable data storage settings enables organizations to decide whether or not they store data in the OvalEdge database. Beyond this, the Bridge client has been enhanced and now supports data storage and profiling within an organization’s firewall. 

Virtual Objects

Our new Virtual Objects feature enables data scientists to create virtual objects in OvalEdge, helping them to plan data pipelines through this data modeling procedure before populating the object with real data. 

Reference Data Management

In OvalEdge 6.2, users can manage reference data dependencies within the data catalog, enabling organizations to create reference data units and group any objects that duplicate reference data in one place.

Performance Improvements

OvalEdge 6.2 is significantly faster, so users will notice a reduction in latency. 

Lineage Improvements

Among the improvements to the data lineage features in OvalEdge 6.2 are enhanced lineage diagrams with additional details like data quality scores, certifications, and whether lineage is confirmed or temporary. Beyond this, users can now view lineage history quickly with options to see various lineage versions with just a click.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of the team if you have any comments or questions about OvalEdge 6.2.