Gazzang and DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra, have
announced a partnership that will help customers meet data security
compliance regulations and guard against unauthorized data access or
malicious attack, while comprehensively managing their Big Data. As part of
the partnership, Gazzang zNcrypt is now available as an integrated data
security solution for DataStax Enterprise customers, allowing data to be
secured when at rest.
"As we see increased enterprise adoption of NoSQL databases, issues such as
data security are going to become increasingly important," commented Matt
Aslett, research management, data management and analytics, 451 Research.
"Partnerships such as the one struck by DataStax and Gazzang will ensure
users are able to combine the flexibility of distributed unstructured data
management with the encryption and access control capab... (more)
Wrapping up a year of impressive growth and product innovation, Gazzang, the
Linux data security company, today made its 2013 predictions covering
emerging trends in big data, the cloud and open source technology adoption.
“Buoyed by increasing adoption of and trust in cloud technologies, big data
will move out of the shadows and start to creep into the boardroom,” said
Larry Warnock, CEO of Gazzang. “While big data is already a conversation
topic at most enterprises, it’s traditionally been relegated to IT and
development projects. Next year, these organizations will start to see... (more)
One of the things I look forward to most at Christmastime is the seemingly
endless parade of predictions and year-in-review columns. You see them
The Ten Best movies of 2012
2012: The Year in Bacon
Ten Brilliant, Surefire, Can’t-Miss Business Predictions for 2013
A Crystal Ball on the Cloud
Heck, we just issued a predictions release earlier this week. The bottom line
is when I see a list, there’s a good chance I’m going to read it and
tweet it, regardless of what it's about.
Speaking of which, IDC and EMC just released a cool report called “The
Digital Universe in ... (more)
InfoWorld's been doing a bang-up job covering the NSA spying scandal from the
get go, and this blog from David Linthicum titled, “Let the NSA spy on us -
We’re still moving to the cloud,” continues the trend.
The Cliff's notes: In an IDG News survey, high-ranking IT executives in North
America and Europe were asked about the effect the NSA snooping practices
have had on their cloud computing strategy. Despite the furor over the NSA,
these leaders are still committed to the cloud.
Linthicum talks about the dollars and cents, that efficiency and agility
benefits that the cloud pro... (more)
An interesting subplot of this burgeoning, “capture everything” big data
culture, is whether a single, byte size piece of information really matters
anymore. Big data, after all is really about big picture thinking. At a high
level, it’s about how we assemble – on a massive scale – unrelated bits
of information to better inform our worldview.
There’s a really good post from a Dark Reading column that calls into
question whether organizations running big data applications are able to
recognize the individual bits of information that may fall under HIPAA,
FERPA, PCI, SOX and other... (more)