Splice Machine Offers Plugin for Better Security for Customers on the Hortonworks Data Platform

Splice Machine is releasing a plugin for Apache Ranger to provide centralized security administration for its customers on Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).

The Apache Ranger plugin will provide Splice Machine customers with a framework for central administration of security policies, and the monitoring of user access and security-related administrative actions within all of the components of Splice Machine. It also provides enhanced support for various authorization methods, such as role-based access control, attribute-based access control and more.

"As the boundaries of the Hadoop stack are continually expanded to power operational applications and not just analytics, the need for powerful security has grown with it," said Jamie Engesser, Vice President of product management at Hortonworks. "Splice Machine's introduction of an Apache Ranger plugin gives HDP users the ability to have advanced security, control, and auditability while leveraging a hybrid transactional analytical database on Hadoop."    

Using the Apache Ranger plugin from Splice Machine, security administrators can easily manage policies for access to files, folders, databases, tables, or column. These policies can be set for individual users or groups and then enforced consistently across HDP stack. Ranger also provides security administrators with deep visibility into their Hadoop environment through a centralized audit location that tracks all access requests in real time and supports multiple destination sources.

"The maturity of the Hadoop ecosystem is key as we continue to expand our footprint in leading-edge enterprises that are looking for our unique combination of scale, speed, SQL and security," said Monte Zweben, CEO and co-founder, Splice Machine. "Adding Apache Ranger support to our intelligent application platform empowers our customers that face regulatory and compliance demands with seamless security built right in."     

The Splice Machine data platform enables customers to build and deploy predictive applications on a simple architecture. Splice Machine is a scale-out SQL data platform that can run fast OLTP and in-memory OLAP on the same platform, along with machine learning and streaming. The open-source data platform incorporates the proven scalability of HBase and the in-memory performance of Apache Spark.

Spice Machine is available as a fully managed cloud service, and can also be deployed on a customer's own clusters on premise or in a cloud.

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