Gazzang Launches Big Data Encryption and Key Management Platform

Solution helps customers enhance security for Hadoop and NoSQL databases including Cassandra and MongoDB

AUSTIN, Texas--()--Gazzang today launched a cloud-based encryption and key management platform that protects the massive volume of data organizations collect, store and analyze against the risk of unauthorized access or attack.

The Gazzang Encryption Platform for Big Data works as a last line of defense for protecting data within Hadoop, Cassandra and MongoDB, non-relational, distributed and horizontally scalable data stores that have become common management tools for big data initiatives. These data stores are known for their ability to process petabytes of data in real time, but they lack many of the built-in security controls associated with traditional database solutions.

“Organizations are rushing to bridge the gap between expanding sources of data and efficient ways of translating that data into timely business insights,” said Larry Warnock, CEO at Gazzang. “The faster things start moving, the harder it’s going to be to stop and ask, ‘is my data really secure?’ The Gazzang Encryption Platform for Big Data is purpose-built to address the flexibility and scalability of big data while fulfilling all the security and compliance requirements associated with today’s complex business environments.”

“We are pleased to welcome Gazzang into our Cloudera Connect partner program, the most extensive ecosystem of companies building working solutions for Apache Hadoop,” said Tim Stevens, vice president of Business and Corporate Development at Cloudera. “It is important to continually improve the security of Hadoop solutions, and Gazzang’s encryption platform, combined with the security controls inherent in CDH, provide our customers enhanced protection without impeding the speed and agility of their big data projects.”

The Encryption Platform transparently encrypts and secures data “on the fly,” whether in the cloud or on premises, ensuring there is minimal performance lag in the encryption or decryption process. The Platform also includes advanced key management that meets compliance regulations and allows users to store their cryptographic keys separate from the encrypted data.

Patent-pending, process-based access control lists provide out-of-the-box rules for protected access to sensitive information. These lists are tailored to meet the unique requirements of Hadoop, Cassandra and MongoDB and help customers get their big data projects off the ground more quickly. This level of protection travels with the data regardless of whether it is copied, moved or remains at-rest.

“Emerging data management technologies such as Apache Hadoop and NoSQL databases were not developed with security as a primary design goal, but as mainstream interest in these technologies grows, we are likely to see increased interest in how they integrate with security policies and technologies,” said Matthew Aslett, research manager, data management and analytics at 451 Research. “We expect to see demand from traditional enterprise adopters for capabilities such as authentication, encryption and key management that enable them to improve security while maintaining high levels of availability and performance.”

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About Gazzang

Gazzang develops cloud-based encryption and key management solutions that help organizations address the security challenges of open source databases and big data. Gazzang is backed by Austin Ventures and Silver Creek Ventures. For more information, visit


Cybele Diamandopoulos, 512-535-4422

Release Summary

Gazzang enters big data market, with encryption and key management solutions for Hadoop, Cassandra and MongoDB


Cybele Diamandopoulos, 512-535-4422