BlueTalon Data-Centric Security for Hadoop Now Available On-Demand on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Expanded Product Integration Enables Rapid Onboarding, Removing Critical Roadblock to Cloud-based Apache Hadoop Adoption

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2016) - BlueTalon, a leading provider of data-centric security for Hadoop, SQL and big data environments, announced today that it has expanded its product integration with Microsoft Azure HDInsight to enable on-demand onboarding from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The ability to onboard rapidly, removes a critical roadblock to cloud-based Apache Hadoop adoption. Customers are now able to benefit from BlueTalon's role-based authorization, dynamic masking and data access auditing on Azure HDInsight in a matter of minutes.

"Customers demand the scalability and flexibility that cloud-based Hadoop enables but also need to eliminate security as a roadblock to the adoption of cloud deployments," said Eric Tilenius, CEO of BlueTalon. "With this integration, we're now the first company to power secure, on-demand Hadoop adoption in the cloud via Azure HDInsight."

While Hadoop-as-a-Service deployed on Azure HDInsight can help simplify enterprise access to big data technology, enterprise-scale adoption is also dependent on the ability to mitigate risks associated with putting sensitive data in the cloud. Delivering on its commitment to provide data-centric security adapted to today's enterprise data initiatives, BlueTalon is the first vendor to extend its Hadoop security blanket to cloud deployments.

"To make Azure Data Lake, which includes Azure HDInsight an ideal cloud platform for big data projects, Microsoft continuously seeks out innovative technology to meet customers' demands," said Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director of Data Platform Marketing at Microsoft. "By integrating the BlueTalon Policy Engine with Azure HDInsight and providing enterprise-grade security, we're removing critical roadblocks to the adoption of Hadoop in the cloud. Customers can now take full advantage of Hadoop in the cloud via Azure and more easily comply with the regulations specific to their industry."

The BlueTalon data-centric security solution is available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace in two flavors:

  • As a pre-configured Solution Template that comes with default parameters and automatically deploys BlueTalon on an HDInsight cluster. This enables users to be up and running in a matter of minutes.
  • As a configurable Virtual Machine for enforcing consistent security policies across multiple HDInsight clusters.

To learn more about the BlueTalon Policy Engine, visit: Additionally, BlueTalon recently released its white paper titled "BlueTalon Data-Centric Security Platform: Bringing Order to Data Security Chaos," outlining the changing data security landscape, and the role and impact of securing data using a scalable architecture. To download the white paper, please visit:

About BlueTalon
BlueTalon delivers leading data-centric security for Hadoop, SQL and big data environments deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Leading enterprises use BlueTalon to control their data, give users access to the data they need, not a byte more and gain unparalleled flexibility in the deployment of data resources. The BlueTalon Policy Engine provides precise authorization, fine-grained filtering, dynamic data masking, stealth analytics and auditing across applications and enterprise data stores. Based in Redwood City, CA, BlueTalon is backed by top tier investors including Data Collective and Signia Venture Partners. Follow BlueTalon at @bluetalon or visit