Big Data: Securing Intel IT’s Apache Hadoop Platform

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IT Best Practices: Intel IT values open-source-based, big data processing using Apache Hadoop software. Last year we migrated from the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop software to the Cloudier Enterprise software.

Based on our original experience with Apache Hadoop software, Intel IT identified new opportunities to reduce IT costs and extend our business intelligence capabilities. We use Cloudera enterprise-grade tools to improve the performance, management, and security of our Hadoop platform.

The transition to Cloudera Enterprise especially offered us the ability to boost Hadoop security by replacing perimeter-only security with a far more secure Kerberos-based platform. Our platform is now protected by centralized and fine-grained authorization and encryption using Apache Sentry and Cloudera Navigator Key Trustee capabilities.

Careful planning, thorough testing, proactive communications, and phased implementation helped enable the first big data platform within Intel that is certified to host data that is Intel Top Secret.

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