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Performance of Thales Transparent Encryption protecting Cloudera HADOOP solutions

HADOOP systems are storing and processing an ever-growing volume of enterprise data. This has created a pressing need to secure the data in order to avoid data breaches and to comply with regulations such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA HITECH and many state and federal data privacy laws. The Thales Data Security Platform enables enterprise customers to secure their data and comply with regulatory requirements by encrypting data that is stored and processed by HADOOP systems, centralizing key management, enforcing access control policies and gathering security intelligence on data access. Encrypting data incurs some performance overhead; however, this paper shows the overhead with Thales Transparent Encryption, using different HADOOP workloads, is minimal and within acceptable norms of performance vs. security tradeoffs.

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