If you use Ranger, or are following a core RBAC model in your business, this whitepaper is for you. 

Most likely, you’re experiencing policy drift, hard to manage policy complexity, exponentially increased management costs, and a guarantee of over privileged access to data existing in your organization. 

For leaders to effectively treat data as an asset means having consistent visibility into their data with an understanding of what they are protecting, who has access, and how and why it’s used.  Achieving this objective is not easy, and business and technology professionals should be asking key questions such as:

  • Which access pattern should be the core or foundation of our organization?
  • Why should technology and compliance leadership care?

This paper discusses ways to respond and act on answers to these questions. Key topics include: 

  • The history of data warehouses and the boom of Apache Ranger with RBAC as the foundation
  • How emerging technologies work together to leverage data as an asset with context to relationships to people, other data, and policies.
  • Understanding how ABAC has become the foundation tier with RBAC and PBAC enablement
  • Why ABAC is needed at the core, freeing up RBAC to focus on identify management and enablement at scale, seeing a 10x reduction of policies 

Written by Nik Acheson, field CDO at Okera.                                       

Nik is an experienced data and technology leader having delivered digital and technology transformations at massive scale at companies such as Nike, Zendesk, AEO, Philips, Concur, and the NSA. Currently, he is the Field CDO at Okera, the leader in delivering Trust with enterprise data. Nik’s mission at Okera is to enable “No False Starts”, helping Okera’s partners evolve and deliver advanced business transformations through modern technology approaches.