Zettaset Raises $10M To Build Out Hadoop Data Security

Zettaset, a startup focused on big data management and security, has raised a $10 million Series B round of funding  led by HighBar Partners, with additional participation from Brocade and Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Epic Ventures.

Zettaset has developed a distribution-agnostic management platform for Apache Hadoop-based big data deployments. Designed for enterprise environments that require high levels of security and compliance, Zettaset allows for the mitigation of the common security vulnerabilities in Hadoop through role-based access control, authentication and logging capabilities, among others.

For the uninitiated, Hadoop is an open-soucre distributed data storage technology that allows for retrieval and analysis of large data sets. Originally used by Yahoo to optimize web pages, advertising and content, Hadoop has become an enterprise favorite for doing data analysis.

But optimizing web pages does not have the same security requirements as a company may have when analyzing sensitive or private data. There are access control issues, questions about data ownership, and how to treat new data sets that get created from the analysis.

Competitors in the market are still fairly new in developing solutions but players to watch include IBM and Cloudera.