SOURCE: Altiscale, Inc.

Altiscale, Inc.

May 27, 2015 08:00 ET

Altiscale Achieves SOC 2 Compliance

Certification Confirms Altiscale's Commitment to Providing a Secure, Highly Available Hadoop Service

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - Altiscale, Inc., the leading provider of Hadoop-as-a-Service, today announced that it has completed its first Statement of Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 compliance certification. This certification covers Altiscale's entire cloud service offering. 

As an SSAE-16 SOC 2 compliant company, Altiscale has demonstrated its strong commitment to providing a secure, highly available, cloud-based Hadoop service to its customers. The SSAE-16 SOC 2 audit is the most widely recognized certification that service providers can receive. It indicates that the service organization's operations have undergone an in-depth examination of its controls covering its systems, processes, and policies.

The Altiscale SOC 2 audit examined its systems and practices, including data access controls, security monitoring, change management, incident response, risk management, and engineering and design activities. All of these were certified to meet the requirements of the SSAE-16 SOC 2 Common Criteria and the special controls for Security and Availability.

"That we've achieved this certification at a relatively early stage in our company's growth is a testament to the exceptional talents and experience of the Altiscale team. The professionals designing and operating our systems are major Internet company veterans who possess deep expertise in cloud security and operations," said Raymie Stata, CEO, Altiscale. "This depth and breadth of experience is why organizations entrust us to manage, optimize, and ensure the security of their data and analytics, so that they can focus on managing their business." 

About Altiscale

The Altiscale Data Cloud was created to provide organizations access to the only infrastructure "purpose-built" for Hadoop, as well as the operational expertise needed to execute complex Hadoop projects. By monitoring both the infrastructure and jobs, Altiscale provides unparalleled levels of service for its customers. Founded in 2012, the Altiscale team has been on the forefront of Apache Hadoop -- from its incubation at Yahoo to operating more than 40,000 Hadoop nodes. As a company that understands the transformative power of this technology and its challenges, no other organization is better positioned to deliver reliable and scalable Apache Hadoop. Investors include Accel Partners, General Catalyst, Northgate, and Sequoia Capital. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @Altiscale.

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