The distributed computing architectures which are the foundation for today’s big data deployments have been adopted for practical reasons. By using a cluster of multiple commodity servers, desired levels of performance can be achieved much more cost-effectively vs. using a single high-end computer. Distributed systems also reduce single-points-of-failure, and are ideal for elastic cloud environments that support massive volumes of structured and unstructured content.
However, distributed computing architectures also create unique data security challenges which can only be addressed by solutions that are specifically optimized for distributed systems. Legacy data security solutions were not designed for these dynamic architectures, expose individual nodes/servers to attack, and are unable to deliver scalable performance in Big Data environments.
In today’s competitive economy, data is the primary asset enterprises and individuals possess. In cloud computing, the foremost user concerns revolve around data integrity, confidentiality and privacy. The only way to secure databases on virtual machines or in cloud environments, without sacrificing the huge benefits of these new architectures, is to use software-based solutions that share the elasticity of virtual machines and cloud computing.
Zettaset, the leader in Big Data security, is an ISV that provides proven enterprise-class data security and integrity software solutions that are optimized for petabyte-scale data center and cloud deployments. Zettaset’s Security solutions are compatible with Relational, NoSQL, Object, and Hadoop data stores.