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Hadoop, Security, and DataStax Enterprise

But the eWeek article demonstrates that the same concerns [nb: about security] exist where Hadoop implementations are concerned. The article says: “It [Hadoop] was not written to support hardened security, compliance, encryption, policy enablement and risk management.”

The story goes like this: in the early days of NoSQL, when no NoSQL database had any sort of security features, people behind the projects answered: “it’s too early. we’re focusing on more important features. and you can still get around security by placing your database behind firewalls”. Today, when more and more NoSQL databases are adding security features, the story these same people are telling is quite different: “ohhh, security is critical. we don’t really see how you could run a database without these features”.

Security is always critical. And exactly the same can be said about maintaining a solid, coherent story of what you are telling your users.

Original title and link: Hadoop, Security, and DataStax Enterprise (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://www.datastax.com/2013/04/hadoop-security-and-the-enterprise