Intel is committed to open source, says Davies-Morris, but also to developing things around security and governance. Aaron Davies-Morris has a past of working for security software firm, McAfee, so security is something he knows, and something he’s interested in. “You cannot take a technology like Hadoop where you put all this information in and not put the right security control on,” he explains.
As Hadoop extends its reach, the sensitive data being processed by Hadoop must be protected, even though it might limit the overall performance. Project Rhino is an open source effort meant to enhance the existing data protection capabilities of the Hadoop ecosystem to address these challenges.