Apache Hadoop has taken a mission critical role in the Modern Data Architecture (MDA) with the advent of Apache Hadoop YARN. YARN has enabled enterprises to store and process data across many execution engines at a scale that has not been possible earlier. This in turn has made security a crucial component of enterprise Hadoop. At Hortonworks we have broken the problem of enterprise security into four key areas of focus: authentication, authorization, auditing and data protection.
Hortonworks has led the open community efforts to bring enterprise grade security in Hadoop with Apache Knox, Kerberos for authentication and Apache Argus to build a centralized framework for support of authorization and auditing. We collaborate with partners like Protegrity to bring enterprise grade data protection in Hadoop to meet today’s complex compliance and regulatory landscape while providing cross platform support for encryption and key management.
It is critical that customers deploying Hadoop consider a data protection solution capable of solving the problem across multiple data platforms – traditional RDBMS, EDW and MPPs and Hadoop. Sometimes the need to decide on enterprise data protection adds unnecessary friction to the process of making the Hadoop decision. The primary points of friction encountered are evaluation of the data protection technology and difficulty in understanding total cost of ownership for Hadoop and data protection.
We are pleased that Protegrity has enabled a frictionless process for deploying data protection with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Today, Protegrity announced the availability of Protegrity Avatar, which supports advanced encryption for data at rest and in use with fine-grained role-based access controls for Hive, Pig, HBase and MapReduce. It bundles key technologies including Protegrity Vaultless Tokenization and Enterprise Security Administrator. Protegrity Avatar is optimized for and seamlessly integrated with HDP and will be made available for direct download to Hortonworks customers.