Cloudera Acquires Gazzang Encryption Software
Cloudera will leverage Gazzang to improve its data encryption and key management offerings (two significant challenges in processing sensitive and legally protected data), fulfilling a requirement in several compliance regulations like HIPAA-HITECH, PCI-DSS, FERPA and the EU Data Protection Directive.
"Data security is no longer a checkbox for IT organizations or operations departments, it has become a top business priority," said Tom Reilly, chief executive officer, Cloudera. "At the same time compliance requirements for protecting data continue to expand in scope where data access comes under scrutiny. We’re entering a whole new era with the rise of the Industrial Internet and the Internet of Things where there is vastly more data being streamed from billions of devices. Centralizing and accessing that net-new data to unlock its value is therefore a challenge when you consider the security requirements. That’s what we’re solving now."
The acquisition of Gazzang follows Intel's investment of $740 million in Cloudera, which specializes in Hadoop, the open-source data analytics technology. This week it was learned that Intel CIIO Kim Stevenson will occupy Intel's seat on Cloudera's board of directors.