Security — 23 October 2014

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Data-Centric Security

– Manmeet Singh, Co-founder and CEO of Dataguise, says:

The amount of data stored in Hadoop, databases and data lakes on-premise is accelerating at astonishing rates. Simultaneously, the Hadoop-in-the-Cloud or Hadoop-as-a-Service (Haas) market is growing just as fast. In fact, Allied Market Research projects the market to grow to $16.1 billion by 2020.

The report explains that HaaS has emerged as a replacement to on-premises Hadoop since it is comprised of data storage in the cloud and offers analysis through Hadoop without the need to install any infrastructure in the premises.

Any company burdened with proving to the government that their sensitive Big Data stored in the cloud is secure knows how difficult it is to track everyone with access to the data and how hard it is to enforce policies and permissions for that sensitive data. Companies today are already facing unprecedented data breaches with traditional on-premise data stores. And many Big Data projects that involve sensitive data like PCI (payment card information) or PHI (personal health information) have been limited to on-premise solutions because locating and securing sensitive data in the cloud has been next to impossible. Now that data is increasingly migrating to cloud, it is more important than ever for enterprises, as well as service providers, to ensure sensitive information is kept safe.

Dataguise’s new cloud security solution solves this conundrum for organizations that want to store Big Data in the cloud by providing the first comprehensive data protection solution for the largest provider of Hadoop in the cloud, Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce (EMR). The Dataguise data-centric, most-granular field-level approach along with Hadoop-as-a-Service providers Altiscale and Qubole, part of Dataguise’s Protection Partner Program (BDP3), enables Dataguise customers and partners to go beyond traditional perimeter-based, access-based and application-based security strategies with unparalleled ease of deployment and time-to-value. Already a certified partner of Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR, Dataguise is now the only vendor that supports 100 percent of the major Hadoop distributions along with Hadoop-in-the-Cloud, traditional databases, files and SharePoint.

Dataguise and its partners offer their customers full discovery, encryption, masking and redaction for sensitive data in Amazon EMR, as well as at-rest security for sensitive data stored in Amazon S3. With Dataguise’s latest cloud offering, enterprises now have the flexibility to deploy Hadoop in whichever manner best fits their business, whether on-premise or in the cloud, while maintaining compliance and protecting sensitive data with the most comprehensive solution available.

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