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Security For Hadoop Clusters By Zettaset


Written by  Raja Rao | 06 November 2012
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Zettaset SHadoopHadoop allows for economical and distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers. With incremental growth of data, it has become challenging for the Organizations to process the increasing volume of data. Security is one of the key aspects to be taken care of in the process. Orchestrator v5 from Zettaset automates Hadoop installation and management with an enterprise-class solution.

Organizations are vulnerable to the risk of security breaches in the Hadoop environment, by not being able to fulfill regulatory mandates such as HIPAA, PCI, and SOX. This leaves organizations exposed to the risk of security breaches in the Hadoop environment. Secure Hadoop (SHadoop) is a strategic initiative taken by the Company earlier this year. Zettaset Orchestrator v5 addresses the security gaps and vulnerabilities that exist in all Apache-based Hadoop distributions.

New features significantly improving Hadoop cluster security and manageability are as follows:

  • Support for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Active Directory (AD), enabling Hadoop clusters to seamlessly integrate with existing security policies within the enterprise environment
  • Centralized configuration management, logging, and auditing, which maintains control of ingress and egress points in the cluster, and enables Hadoop clusters to meet compliance requirements for reporting and forensics
  • Role-based access control (RBAC), which significantly improves the user authentication and access process, and enables Kerberos to be run against all components of a big data ecosystem, not just Hadoop

“With Orchestrator v5, enterprises can now confidently deploy distributed Hadoop clusters in environments that require high levels of security and compliance, such as finance, healthcare, retail, and government,” said Jim Vogt, president and CEO of Zettaset. “Furthermore, our software solution is highly flexible, and can reside on top of any Apache-based Hadoop distribution.”

Raja Rao

Raja Rao

RajaRao is our Cloud Journalist writing for ToolsJournal on Cloud Tools, Latest updates, Cloud Quick Lists and more. He has done his Bachelors of Engineering in Civil and has been in IT for over 15 years with good expertise on CRM, Peoplesoft, SAP, Microsoft and .Net technologies. Raja comes with fantastic blend of Technical, Solutions and Delivery expertise. Loving the concept of ToolsJournal he has joined us full time and has been tremendous help to take this portal forward. 

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