Building upon its November announcement regarding Zettaset Orchestrator’s support for the encryption of Hadoop data at rest, Zettaset today announced the Orchestrator platform’s support for the encryption of data in motion. The addition of encryption in motion functionality to the Zettaset platform enables encryption of connections between nodes within a Hadoop cluster, all interfaces to the Orchestrator management console, connectors to business intelligence platforms and all communication links more generally. Zettaset Orchestrator’s support of data-in-motion encryption positions the platform to provide encryption to cloud-based Hadoop deployments on platforms such as Amazon Web Services Elastic MapReduce (EMR), or Hadoop as a Service solutions offered by vendors such as Qubole and Xplenty.
Zettaset delivers an enterprise-grade Big Data management platform that specializes in security, high availability and performance as illustrated by the graphic below:
The platform supports high availability by means of automated failover services. Moreover, Zettaset Orchestrator offers activity monitoring for compliance and auditing purposes, role based access control for HiveServer2 and HDFS, and integration with Active Directory and LDAP as revealed by CEO Jim Vogt in an interview with Cloud Computing Today. Compatible with all major Hadoop distributions, Zettaset aims to deliver encryption as part of a broader security package that also features identity management and access control in ways that facilitate compliance with regulatory frameworks such as HIPAA and PCI. Today’s announcement about the platform’s support for data-in-motion encryption positions the Mountain View-based company to compete in the hotly contested cloud encryption space. Unlike the likes of cloud encryption vendors CipherCloud and Vaultive, however, Zettaset’s combination of commitments to high availability and integrated product security renders it unique within the Hadoop management and security space. As more and more enterprises tackle the challenges of operationalizing Big Data, expect Zettaset’s data-at-rest and data-in-motion encryption functionality to propel an intensification of its early traction within the healthcare and financial services verticals as customers increasingly seek a turnkey Big Data management platform that manages Hadoop encryption, access, compliance reporting and availability.