SOURCE: Zettaset


May 06, 2014 09:00 ET

Zettaset Announces Enterprise-Ready Secure HBase™ for Hadoop, Extends Security and Management Into NoSQL Database Platforms

Zettaset Orchestrator™ Upgrades HBase for Enterprise Deployment, With Improved Ease-of-Use, Comprehensive Data Security, and Automated Failover for Uninterrupted Availability

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2014) - Zettaset, the leader in Big Data security, today announced the addition of Secure HBase as the latest feature in its innovative Zettaset Orchestrator secure management platform for Hadoop. Secure HBase addresses the need that organizations have for hardened Hadoop components that incorporate the robust security, reliability, and process automation that enterprises expect from commercial software applications.

HBase, the NoSQL database that integrates directly with Hadoop, is expected to be the dominant NoSQL platform for use cases where fast and small-size updates and look-ups at scale are required. Secure HBase is part of Orchestrator's comprehensive, fully-integrated security and management solution for Hadoop. Secure HBase can be selected for automatic installation during Orchestrator's streamlined installation process.

"Secure HBase from Zettaset is a result of the company's strength and experience developing software designed to meet the demanding requirements of enterprise customers for secure solutions," said Zettaset CEO Jim Vogt. "From its inception, Zettaset Orchestrator was carefully architected with the flexibility to function at the systems-management level, and with the openness to support multiple database types. The integration of Secure HBase into our Orchestrator platform validates our ability to secure and automate management of NoSQL databases such as Accumulo and Cassandra, as well as the native Hadoop file system."

Zettaset Orchestrator works in conjunction with branded open-source Hadoop distributions, providing a super-set of security and administration functionality along with an intuitive web-based interface that automates and simplifies routine tasks, reduces Hadoop complexities, and eliminates the reliance on professional services that dominates Hadoop distribution deployments today. Orchestrator customers can take advantage of the cost and scalability advantages of open-source software, while leveraging Zettaset Orchestrator to harden and automate Hadoop production data center environments. 

Benefits and features of Zettaset Secure HBase include:

  • Powerful, centralized administration with an intuitive web-based interface that automates and simplifies installation and management
  • Granular selection of nodes for HBase Master and Region servers at the time of installation
  • Fine-grained role-based access control at table, column family, and column levels; ideal for organizations with multiple organizational units and multi-tenancy requirements
  • Encryption of all on-disk data-at-rest, as well as encryption of data-in-transit between HBase Master and Region servers
  • Automated fail-over of HBase and all other Hadoop services under Orchestrator's High-Availability service umbrella
  • Centralized logging of HBase user activity for reporting and compliance purposes
  • HBase command Line Shell and REST API can be used to access secure HBase tables
  • Rich performance metrics via Ganglia

Use case examples for Zettaset Secure HBase:

  • A leading healthcare provider uses HBase to store large rows and columns where the data set contains metadata, messages, and patient health information, and is encrypted. The customer wishes to restrict the retrieval of data using a highly-secure encryption key.
  • A multi-national bank uses HBase to store large tables with the data-set containing metadata with customer transactions and other personally identifiable data. The customer wishes to encrypt the data, and further restrict access to the data using fine-grained, role-based access control.
  • In both use cases, these security requirements can only be addressed by Zettaset Orchestrator and Secure HBase.

The Orchestrator security and management application is not a Hadoop distribution, but is distribution-agnostic and fully compatible with branded Hadoop distributions from Cloudera and Hortonworks. Orchestrator can completely replace Cloudera Manager or Ambari with a more automated and robust Hadoop management platform, which is optimized to deliver superior security, reliability, and ease-of-use for enterprise customers and systems integrators.

About Zettaset, Inc.

Zettaset, the leader in Big Data security, is an ISV that automates, accelerates, and simplifies Hadoop cluster deployment for the enterprise. Zettaset Orchestrator is the only Big Data management platform designed to address enterprise requirements for comprehensive security, high-availability, manageability and scalability in a distributed computing environment. Orchestrator provides multi-service fail-over for all critical cluster services, facilitates integration with the most widely adopted ETL and analytics applications, and is a fully-compatible add-on for leading Hadoop distributions. Orchestrator helps organizations move Hadoop more efficiently from pilot into production, replacing open source management with a more robust approach that easily fits into existing enterprise security and policy frameworks.