Following our post about Hadoop security for the enterprise, or the lack thereof, one of the ways to make Hadoop more secure is by installing an additional platform. Five major Hadoop security projects are currently available: Apache Knox Gateway, Apache Sentry, Apache Argus, Apache Accumulo and Project Rhino. Let’s see what they provide.
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While Hadoop has proved its power for scalable storage and processing of Big Data, it may not be enterprise-ready when it comes to security. Hortonworks, Cloudera and MapR address this problem by providing Enterprise Hadoop distributions, and there are several Hadoop security projects, such as Apache Argus and Knox. But what does Hadoop provide right out of the box?