Hadoop Use Cases Grow with Added Security for Open Source System

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Jack Norris of MapR Technologies

Jack Norris of MapR Technologies

The use of Hadoop is growing, but security concerns have hindered its spread into new cases especially in industries like health care and financial services that require strict regulation of data access.

On this episode of the Data Informed podcast, Jack Norris, the chief marketing officer of MapR Technologies, discusses Hadoop security and the kinds of use cases that open up when it is improved.

MapR provides a version of Hadoop designed for enterprise adoption and on October 28, the company announced that it was adding enhanced security features to its version of the Hadoop open source software project.  The new features enable an enterprise to regulate system administrator and end-user data access, to prevent unauthorized parties from examining data in Hadoop.

In this podcast, Norris explains how added security opens up new use cases for enterprises looking to implement analytics applications that use Hadoop to store and access customer data, especially in regulated industries like health care and financial services.

He also discusses MapR’s approach to building out its part of the Hadoop ecosystem.

Michael Goldberg is the editor of Data Informed. Email him at Michael.Goldberg@wispubs.com.

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