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Data security and privacy

Soda works to ensure your data remains private.

Installed in your environment, you use the Soda SQL command-line tool to scan data in your warehouses. Soda SQL uses a secure API to connect to Soda Cloud. When it completes a scan, it pushes the scan results to your Soda Cloud account where you can log in and examine the details in the web application.

Notably, your Soda Cloud account does not store the raw data that Soda SQL scans. Soda SQL pushes metadata to Soda Cloud; by default all your data stays inside your private network.

Soda Cloud does store the following:

  • metadata, such as column names
  • aggregated metrics, such as averages
  • samples and failed rows, if you explicitly set up your configuration to send this data to Soda Cloud

If you are working with sensitive data that must not leave your organisation’s network, do not enable the sample data and failed rows features for Soda SQL scans. Refer to Scan YAML for information on sample data.

Read more about Soda’s Privacy Policy.