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.