Comprehensive Data Management for Cloudera Enterprise
Cloudera Navigator is the first fully integrated data management application for Apache Hadoop-based systems. It's designed to provide all of the capabilities required for administrators, data managers and analysts to secure, govern and explore the large amounts of diverse data that land in CDH.
As CDH deployments scale, the complexity around data management grows. More data from different sources gets loaded into the system. It has varying structures, schemas, access patterns and security restrictions. At the same time, there are different users that need to interact with the data in different ways. Administrators need to ensure that users have correct access that security is properly enabled; data managers need to perform governance and audits of the system for regulatory compliance; and analysts and users need an easy way to find out what data is available to them, where it came from and what it looks like in order to use it effectively to gain insights that drive decisions. Cloudera Navigator is designed to address these challenges.
Capabilities of Cloudera Navigator
- Data Audit and Access Control – Verify appropriate user/group permissions and report on data access for files (HDFS), records (HBase) and metadata (Hive)
- Discovery and Exploration (coming soon) – Find out what data is available and how it’s structured so that you can use it effectively
- Lineage (coming soon) – Trace the progression of data sets back to their original source(s) to verify reliability of results
- Lifecycle Management (coming soon) – Ensure the correct placement and retention of data based on value or policies
Cloudera Navigator 1.0 – Data Audit & Access Control
The first release of Cloudera Navigator (v1.0) was developed specifically to address data security concerns most typically associated with highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare and government. It includes a full suite of auditing capabilities across all CDH components that store data. Cloudera Navigator 1.0 is available through the Navigator subscription, an optional upgrade from Cloudera Enterprise.