Zettaset Offers RBAC, Encryption for Hadoop Big Data Platforms
New technology from Zettaset provides role-based access control and encryption for Hadoop big data platforms."Big data" is one of the hottest terms in IT today as organizations look to extract value from large volumes of unstructured content. With all that data available, proper controls and, more importantly, encryption must be in place to prevent abuse. That's where new technology from Zettaset comes into play; the company is offering role-based access control (RBAC) and encryption for Hadoop big data platforms. Hadoop is an open-source technology that has become one of the default choices for big data. At the beginning of the year, Zettaset raised $10 million to fund its big data security efforts. Since receiving the new funding, the company has been building out its services and is now adding encryption to the mix, Jim Vogt, CEO of Zettaset, told eWEEK. Zettaset's Orchestrator technology works with the Hadoop big data platform and now provides strong AES 256 (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption for data partitions.
Today, the Zettaset Hadoop encryption capability is limited to the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Vogt explained. There are multiple other file systems that can and are being used today in Hadoop deployments beyond HDFS, including the Red Hat-backed Gluster file system. Over time, the plan from Zettaset is to expand to support more file systems beyond HDFS.