Zettaset, a leading Big Data software innovator, today announced the release of Orchestrator v5, the latest version of the company’s comprehensive Hadoop big data management platform. Orchestrator automates Hadoop installation and management with an enterprise-class solution.

Zettaset outlined its SHadoop (Secure Hadoop) strategic initiative earlier this year at RSA, and is now delivering on that promise.

Zettaset Orchestrator v5 addresses the security gaps and vulnerabilities that exist in all Apache-based Hadoop distributions. Hardened to address access control, policy, compliance and risk management, Orchestrator v5 includes several new features which significantly improve Hadoop cluster security and manageability.

— Support for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Active Directory (AD), enabling Hadoop clusters to seamlessly integrate with existing security policies within the enterprise environment — Centralized configuration management, logging, and auditing, which maintains control of ingress and egress points in the cluster, and enables Hadoop clusters to meet compliance requirements for reporting and forensics — Role-based access control (RBAC), which significantly improves the user authentication and access process, and enables Kerberos to be run against all components of a big data ecosystem, not just Hadoop Apache-based Hadoop distributions were not designed to address enterprise-level security policy requirements, and cannot support compliance with regulatory mandates such as HIPAA, PCI, and SOX. This leaves organizations vulnerable to the risk of security breaches in the Hadoop environment, which can result in loss of sensitive information, subsequent brand damage, and potential litigation.

“With Orchestrator v5, enterprises can now confidently deploy distributed Hadoop clusters in environments that require high levels of security and compliance, such as finance, healthcare, retail, and government,” said Jim Vogt, president and CEO of Zettaset. “Furthermore, our software solution is highly flexible, and can reside on top of any Apache-based Hadoop distribution.” Zettaset Orchestrator is a distribution-agnostic management platform that uses software to automate, simplify, and accelerate Hadoop deployment, eliminating the traditional reliance on professional services. With Zettaset Orchestrator, IT teams reduce Hadoop deployment costs, and business units achieve faster time to value. Orchestrator v5 is available this quarter (4Q-2012). For more details on contact sales@zettaset.com.