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Executive View
By Mike Small

Centrify for Big Data

Centrify Server Suite integrates Hadoop and NoSQL clusters into Microsoft Active Directory for user authentication, authorization and auditing.

1 Introduction

There is now an enormous quantity of data available in a wide variety of forms and more is continuously being generated. Collectively known as “Big ...

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2 Centrify for Big Data

Centrify is a US based Identity Management software vendor that was founded in 2004. Centrify has achieved recognition for its identity and access man ...

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2.1 Centrify Server Suite for Big Data

Centrify Server Suite integrates the nodes in Hadoop and NoSQL clusters providing user authentication and leveraging centralized access controls defin ...

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2.1.1 Centrify and Hadoop

Hadoop is a cluster of computers built using off the shelf hardware that can process very large sets of data in parallel. These computers comprise a ...

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2.1.2 Centrify and NoSQL

NoSQL databases provide a mechanism for storing and processing data that is not modelled in relational tables. Their architecture is optimized to incr ...

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2.2 Centrify Functionality for Big Data

Centrify for Big Data provides a range of common functionality and benefits for both Hadoop and NoSQL clusters used for processing Big Data.

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2.2.1 Microsoft Active Directory Integration

Centrify Server Suite integrates the nodes in both Hadoop and NoSQL clusters into Microsoft Active Directory providing centralized user authentication ...

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2.2.2 Role Based Privilege Management

Centrify Server Suite helps to extend privileged user management to include Big Data clusters. This exploits Centrify's patented Zone technology to c ...

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2.2.3 Session Auditing

Centrify Server Suite maintains a central record of all administrator and user session activity. This provides the information required by auditors t ...

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2.2.4 VPN-Less Remote Access

Centrify Identity Service enables cloud, mobile and on-premises app single sign-on (SSO) for users, and a simplified identity infrastructure for IT. T ...

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2.2.5 Lockdown of administrative accounts

Centrify Privilege Service provides a cloud-based solution to secure, periodically rotate and checkout local administrator accounts such as root or lo ...

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3 Strengths and Challenges

The emerging technologies for the storage, processing and analysis of Big Data pose many challenges in the areas of security and compliance; not least ...

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