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Cloudera Deploys Open Source Sentry for Big Data Security

In all the hype surrounding Big Data and its potential benefits, little time has been spent talking about its security implications. That is, until now.

Hadoop vendor Cloudera today announced its new open source Sentry technology that aims to help provide a new level of security for Big Data.

Justin Erickson, Cloudera's director of Product Management explained to eSecurity Planet that Sentry provides secure, fine grained, role-based access control for Hadoop. The system also provides for multi-tenant administration that enables multiple levels of management on a per-database basis.

Read the full story at Enterprise Apps Today:
Cloudera Open Sources Sentry Tech to Secure Big Data

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.