Cloudera, an enterprise data management provider has just announced on Wednesday that they have introduced Sentry. Sentry is a new Apache licensed open source project that provides a fine grained authorization framework for Hadoop.

Sentry is an independent security module which integrates seamlessly with open source SQL query engines, Cloudera Impala, and Apache Hive; thus providing advanced authorization controls for multi-user application and cross-functional processes for enterprise level businesses.

This level of granular control is important to meet the enterprise Role Based Access Control requirements of highly regulated industries like healthcare, financial services, and the government.

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