Sunday, June 29, 2014

Cloudera Gazzang

Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, early this month announced that it has acquired Gazzang, the big data security experts, to dramatically strengthen its security offerings, building on the road-map laid out last year when Cloudera first delivered Sentry.

Gazzang helps organizations protect sensitive information in Cloudera Enterprise and CDH by transparently encrypting data at rest and providing advanced key management that ensures only authorized processes can access the data. The high-performance software only/no appliance architecture can secure any application or database without requiring any changes to the client environment. The encryption keys remain safe and in full compliance with HIPAA, PCI-DSS, FERPA and other data security regulations.

Last month, Cloudera's competitor Hortonworks acquired XA Secure to offer it role-based authorization, auditing, and governance.

Cloudera is continuing to invest broadly in the open source community to support and accelerate security features into project Rhino—an open source effort founded by Intel in early 2013. Project Rhino is a broad based open source security architecture addressing many of the major pillars of enterprise security including: perimeter security, entitlements and access control and data protection.

Cloudera combines Apache Sentry and Intel’s Project Rhino with Gazzang’s encryption and key management to build the Industry’s end-to-end security Offering for Hadoop environments.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Big Data Governance

Dataguise's Data Governance suite enables enterprises to declare policies, discover sensitive data, redact required terms and automate it all.

Dataguise supports a range of platforms that include Oracle, IBM DB2, SQL Server, Teradata, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR and Pivotal HD.  The suite of functions works with DgSecure, Dataguise's flagship platform for data privacy, protection and security for sensitive data across the enterprise.

Dataguise for Data Governance features include:
  • Policy Quickstart: Select pre-defined policies for PCI, PII and HIPAA; or click-to-create custom policies with no coding or scripting;
  • Sensitive Data Discovery: Automatically find and track sensitive data in the enterprise, whether at rest or in motion, in structured or unstructured format, across heterogeneous data platforms;
  • Entitlements: View and track entitlements down to the user and data element level;
  • Auditing: View automated reports and dashboards to track who accessed what sensitive data.

Dataguise, founded in 2007, has most of its customers in the financial services, health care, retail, government environments. Its products are designed to reduce the risk of data breaches and to remain compliant with regulations.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Deloitte BigData Guidebook

Deloitte recently completed a new study designed to improve Big Data’s strategic role in the Corner Office. It provides a good lens toward better strategic and holistic use of the work being done by the data scientists.

The result of the study is available at  This new CXO “guidebook” is designed to help leadership get their arms around Big Data.

The guidebook is valuable in conveying the findings, methodology and the areas where analytics can foster better knowledge-sharing among corporate functions. The firm calls these the “Analytics Connections.”