Hadoop Gets a Security Boost from eBay’s Eagle

Security gaps have long been a concern for Hadoop users, prompting a flurry of data encryption approaches and cloud-based tools aimed at locking down the database platform.Now, hyper-scale users like eBay are joining the effort by developing new tools to secure Hadoop in real time. The online shopping site and big time user of big data techniques announced recently that Eagle, an open source data activity-monitoring tool running on Hadoop has been accepted as an Apache incubator project. The e-commerce web site currently uses Hadoop for analytics chores like targeted advertising (that tends to show up minutes after you have searched on a specific product) as well as click stream analysis. The online retailer’s Hadoop security approach follows “four pillars”: access control, perimeter security, data classification and data activity monitoring.…


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