Market Watch again keeps us updated on the world of Big Data with, “Gazzang and DataStax Partner to Deliver Robust Data Security for Big Data.” DataStax is a commercial leader in Big Data with Apache Cassandra, harnessing the power of open source. However, the new partnership with Gazzang brings more security to the offering, as “Gazzang zNcrypt(TM) is now available as an integrated data security solution for DataStax Enterprise customers, allowing data to be secured when at rest.”
The article continues:
‘As we see increased enterprise adoption of NoSQL databases, issues such as data security are going to become increasingly important,’ commented Matt Aslett, research management, data management and analytics, 451 Research. ‘Partnerships such as the one struck by DataStax and Gazzang will ensure users are able to combine the flexibility of distributed unstructured data management with the encryption and access control capabilities of zNcrypt.’
Security is definitely an important consideration. LucidWorks Big Data by Lucid Imagination also closely monitors security needs, but in addition, fully supports its products while offering customer training. Highlights include scalable machine learning algorithms and RESTful API supporting JSON input/output for easy integration.
We like to see open source technology pushing the envelope, not just in Big Data solutions, but in complementary security.
Emily Rae Aldridge, August 10, 2012