Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered byApache
Hadoop™, today announced its formal support for, and integration with,
Apache Accumulo, a highly distributed, massively parallel processing
database that is capable of analyzing structured and unstructured data and
delivers fine-grained user access control and authentication. Accumulo
uniquely enables system administrators to assign data access at the cell-
level, ensuring that only authorized users can view and manipulate
individual data points. This increased control allows a database to be
accessed by a maximum number of users, while remaining compliant with data
privacy and security regulations.
What about HBase?
It offers a strong complement to HBase, which has been part of our CDH
offering since 2010, and remains the dominant high-performance delivery
engine for NoSQL workloads running on Hadoop. However, Accumulo was
expressly built to augment sensitive data workloads with fine-grained user
access and authentication controls that are of mission-critical importance
for federal and highly regulated industries.
The way I read this is: if you don’t need security go with HBase. If you need advanced security features you go with Accumulo.
While there aren’t any details about what formal support means, I assume Cloudera will start offering Accumulo as an alternative to HBase.
I might be wrong though about Accumulo being a replacement for HBase. I’d love to learn how and why the 2 would co-exist.
The obvious reason is that Cloudera wants to get into government and super-regulated markets contracts where security is a top requirement.
Another reason might be that Cloudera is continuing to expand its portfolio to catch as many customers as possible. Something à la Oracle or IBM. The alternative would be to stay focused. Like Teradata.
Original title and link: Cloudera Announces Support for Apache Accumulo ( ©myNoSQL)