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Will Unity catalog come to Europe?

Erik
Valued Contributor II

It is our understanding that enabling unity catalog means that some metadata (for example usernames) will be sent to the USA for processing/storage. This is unfortunately a deal-breaker for us, and we need the data to reside solely in Europe for compliance reasons. Is there any plans for Unity-catalog-in-Europe?

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Sivaprasad1
Valued Contributor II

@Erik Parmann​ : There is no definitive timeline Europe region for now.

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Sivaprasad1
Valued Contributor II

@Erik Parmann​ : There is no definitive timeline Europe region for now.

Erik
Valued Contributor II

Thanks for the reply @Sivaprasad C S​ ! Is it possible to get a bit more information? Like, is it even planned to have unity in Europe at *some* point in time, or is it set up to always be US-only?

youssefmrini
Honored Contributor III
Honored Contributor III

Usernames have always been stored centrally in the US. That's similar to most global services for the IAM Layer. The only thing additional that gets stored in the US as part of UC is the metastore names. you can check this link ( https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/global-infrastructure/data-residency/)

Azure Databricks which stores identity data and certain tables names and object path information in the US.

Identity Data -> user & group names

Table names -> UC metastore names

Object path information -> Workspace ids

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