I'd like to address a recent blog post in CloudTweaks titled, "Cloudera Not
Cutting It With Big Data Security." The author makes a number of very salient
and valid points about Hadoop security… or lack thereof.
Indeed the Apache Hadoop platform, which includes HDFS and MapReduce and
other projects like HBase, Mahout and Hive, was not designed for security.
The Hadoop name, for better or worse, is nearly synonymous with big data
because it delivers the "three V's" (velocity, variety, volume) at massive
scale, enabling organizations to crunch, process, analyze and retain data
like never before.
Clearly there are security and compliance implications to big data. Consider
How sensitive is the data being analyzed? Is there a regulatory requirement
to secure the data? Who has access to my data? How can I secure data at rest?
Can I run Hadoop in the cloud?... (more)
Health care organizations are moving infrastructure and data to the cloud at
a fairly rapid pace. A recent study suggests the cloud computing market in
health care is expected to reach $5.4 billion by 2017. Enticing as the cloud
is, when dealing with highly sensitive and regulated information, it's
important to proceed with caution.
The good news for pharma companies, biotech firms and research hospitals -
organizations most likely to move heavy big data payloads to the cloud- is
that there are some security best practices that can protect data at rest in
We so often hear about companies putting "customers first" that the very
notion can seem trite. But when it comes to innovation, listening to and
learning from your customers is an absolute imperative. At Gazzang, the
company I work for, we have a mantra that borders on religious fanaticism.
“Customers First. Always.”
It’s the reason we can claim deep expertise in securing unique,
enterprise-scale big data environments. It’s the reason we know cloud
encryption better than anyone else. And it’s the reason no one on our
customer support team owns a bed.
It was a handful of high-pr... (more)
Wrapping up a year of impressive growth and product innovation, Gazzang, the
Linux data security company, today made its 2013 predictions covering
emerging trends in big data, the cloud and open source technology adoption.
“Buoyed by increasing adoption of and trust in cloud technologies, big data
will move out of the shadows and start to creep into the boardroom,” said
Larry Warnock, CEO of Gazzang. “While big data is already a conversation
topic at most enterprises, it’s traditionally been relegated to IT and
development projects. Next year, these organizations will start to see... (more)
One of the things I look forward to most at Christmastime is the seemingly
endless parade of predictions and year-in-review columns. You see them
The Ten Best movies of 2012
2012: The Year in Bacon
Ten Brilliant, Surefire, Can’t-Miss Business Predictions for 2013
A Crystal Ball on the Cloud
Heck, we just issued a predictions release earlier this week. The bottom line
is when I see a list, there’s a good chance I’m going to read it and
tweet it, regardless of what it's about.
Speaking of which, IDC and EMC just released a cool report called “The
Digital Universe in ... (more)