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Break Down Data Silos with Apache Accumulo

Adam Fuchs (Sqrrl)
Hadoop and Beyond
GA Ballroom J
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Apache Accumulo is a sorted, distributed key/value store that is largely based on Google’s Bigtable design. Accumulo includes some novel improvements on Bigtable, such as cell-level access controls and a server-side programming mechanism (the Iterator Framework) that can modify key/value pairs at various points in the data management process.

Cell-level security controls enable organizations to apply fine-grained access controls to each key/value pair in Accumulo. This capability was originally developed by the NSA to enable integration of datasets with different levels of security classification. More recently, Sqrrl has worked with customers in healthcare, telecommunications, and financial services companies to leverage cell-level security for more effective Big Data information integration and regulatory compliance in those industries.

In this talk, Adam Fuchs, the CTO of Sqrrl and co-founder of the Accumulo project will discuss some of the lessons learned for properly architecting, applying, and managing cell-level security labels in customer environments.

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Adam Fuchs

CTO, Sqrrl

Adam Fuchs is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Sqrrl. Previously at the National Security Agency, Adam was an innovator and technical director for several database projects, handling some of the world’s largest and most diverse data sets. He is a co-founder of the Apache Accumulo project. Adam has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Washington and has completed extensive graduate-level course work at the University of Maryland. In his spare time, Adam enjoys racing sailboats, trail running, and getting lost in the woods.