GDPR-focused partner community showcase for Apache Ranger and Apache Atlas

GDPR-focused partner community showcase for Apache Ranger and Apache Atlas

Thursday, April 19
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Room IV

The community for Apache Atlas and Apache Ranger, which are foundational components for security and governance across the Hadoop stack, has spawned a robust partner ecosystem of tools and platforms. Such partner solutions build upon the extensibility offered in these platforms via open and robust APIs via integration patterns to provide innovative “better-together” capabilities. In this talk, we will showcase how the ecosystem of partners is building value-added capabilities to address GDPR based on Apache Ranger and Apache Atlas frameworks to complement the Hadoop ecosystem. The talk will showcase multiple ecosystem partner demonstrations that will include how to identify, map, and classify personal data, harvest and maintain metadata, track and map the movement of data through your enterprise, and enforce appropriate controls to monitor access and usage of personal data to help organizations address GDPR. We will also provide a short overview of Gov Ready and Sec Ready programs and how partners can benefit from the certification process as part of this program.

Presentation Video


Ali Bajwa
Principal Solutions Engineer
Ali Bajwa is Principal Partner Solutions Engineer at Hortonworks, where he helps partners learn about and integrate with open source Big Data technologies. He has developed Ambari plugins for NiFi and Zeppelin and training materials related to security/governance. Prior to joining Hortonworks, he worked as a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle.
Srikanth Venkat
Senior Director, Product Management
Srikanth Venkat is currently responsible for Security & Governance portfolio of products at Hortonworks which include Apache Knox, Apache Ranger, Apache Atlas, Platform wide security and Hortonworks DataPlane Service. Prior to Hortonworks, Srikanth has held multiple roles in areas of cloud services, marketplaces, security, and business applications. His experience includes leadership across Product Management, Strategy and Operations, and Technical Architecture with broad experience in startups to global organizations including Telefonica,, Cisco-Webex, Proofpoint, Dataguise, Trilogy Software, and Hewlett-Packard. Srikanth holds a PhD in Engineering with a focus on Artificial Intelligence from University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA in General Management from Indiana University and a Masters in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Srikanth is a Data Sciences & Machine Learning hobbyist and enjoys tinkering with Big Data technologies.