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Big Data Breach: Security Concerns Still Shadow Hadoop

Nov 6, 2014 |

Halloween has come and gone, but big scares lurk in the forecast for security officers, who should be frightened to the bone about the prospect of their Hadoop clusters getting hacked. Every week seems to bring news of a major data breach. In just the past two months, Home Depot and Staples have suffered data breaches involving credit card data, while JPMorgan Chase was the victim of a cyber attack. Russian criminals with computer skills get the credit (or the Read more…

Hadoop Security: Still a Lot of Work to Do

Jun 24, 2014 |

Hadoop is quickly gaining momentum as the foundation for a new class of massively parallel applications that works against petabytes of data. But as customers grow their test clusters beyond a handful of nodes, and with the bad taste of the Target breach still hanging around, the lack of security controls threatens to derail large production Hadoop deployments. Hadoop comes from open source, and there’s no shortage of open source Apache projects aimed at building security functionality into the core Read more…

Hadoop and the Encryption Mandate

Nov 20, 2013 |

In a perfect world, it would be a no-brainer to encrypt data housed in Hadoop. After all, a Hadoop cluster loaded with petabytes worth of customer data would appear a veritable honey pot of criminal goodness for hackers and other cyber ne’er-do-wells to exploit. However, the mandate to protect Hadoop-based data with strong encryption is not as clear as it might appear to be.

Zettaset Puts Hadoop on Lockdown

Jul 19, 2013 |

The clock is ticking on Hadoop security. How could it be that a popular database frameworks such as Hadoop has come so far to challenge the old world relational database technologies with something as fundamental as security having been overlooked? And what should implementation managers consider as they examine solutions that come online?

This Week’s Big Data Big Ten

May 11, 2012 |

On tap this week are announcements from the high performance computing camp wherein four companies, including AMAX and Mellanox developed a big data appliance. Also, short details on the new analyst view of the booming Hadoop ecosystem, SAS and their text mining push and much more…

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Avoiding Split Brainedness in HA Hadoop Clusters

Mar 4, 2014 |

The US Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Zettaset a patent for the underlying technology in its Hadoop high availability that prevents a “split-brain” situation where multiple master nodes think they’re in control of the Hadoop cluster. It’s a feather in the cap for Zettaset, which has also innovated in the area of Hadoop security.

Zettaset Sues Intel Over Hadoop Trade Secrets

Oct 14, 2013 |

Hadoop security software vendor Zettaset today revealed that it has filed a civil complaint against Intel Corporation for the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.

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