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Data Digest: Securing Hadoop, Streaming Analytics, and OpenStack Pros and Cons

Five steps for putting data at the center of your Hadoop defenses, plus the basics of streaming analytics and the benefits and drawbacks of OpenStack.

Secure Hadoop Data Using these 5 Steps
(Source: Data Center Knowledge)

Hadoop is an incredibly useful tool for business analytics but it is a headache for security because it lacks programmed security layers. The five steps the article offers for putting data at the center of your Hadoop defenses will best protect your insights.


The Basics of Streaming Analytics
(Source: O’Reilly Radar)

The ability to stream data and obtain real-time analytics is a crucial talent. This article is the first in a two-part series and covers the basics of streaming data, from the terminology to the capabilities of streaming data analytics.


The Pros and Cons of OpenStack
(Source: Computer World)

OpenStack is being adopted by enterprises because it is open source and relatively inexpensive compared to its competitors. However, not all enterprises are in the best position to make use of the product. The benefits and downsides to OpenStack are covered in this article.

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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