Leveraging Open Source Innovations in Security & Governance: Going From Zero to Hero with Trusted Data Lakes

Leveraging Open Source Innovations in Security & Governance: Going From Zero to Hero with Trusted Data Lakes

Thursday, October 11
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

As data increasingly forms the foundation for competitive differentiation in enterprises, they are constantly challenged to identify trusted data assets to base their key business decisions on. In order for organizations to make effective business decisions, organizations need to have trusted data assets that they can impute the right value to and use responsibly while satisfying any organizational or regulatory mandates.

In this talk, we will cover the latest innovations in open source technologies in the security and governance focus areas. We will outline how open source innovations can be leveraged by enterprises to deliver better business value to their customers with their data while satisfying compliance obligations which call for increased scrutiny and focus on data security and responsible stewardship and governance of their customer’s data. We will highlight the latest advances from open source projects Apache Knox, Apache Ranger and Apache Atlas that enable enterprises with a robust big data scale set of capabilities in the areas of authentication, authorization, audits, data protection, metadata management and information governance.

Together, these innovations will help enterprises with a rich set of tools to manage enterprise-wide authentication challenges in a hybrid multi-cloud data universe, to set rational data security and protection policies across disparate data sources, to build a catalog to classify and govern the plethora of enterprise data assets, and ultimately to empower data scientists, analysts and the data governance teams with trusted data for decision making.


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, Salesforce.com, 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.