We put out an announcement today about our new big data capabilities. Here it is:
Los Angeles: Database Plugins today unveiled a set of dramatically increased capabilities for its core software technology, dbPluginServer and dbObscura in advance of next week's Oracle Open World conference in San Francisco.
The Los Angeles based company said it has developed a distributed file system architecture that is inherently more secure than the widely used Hadoop system. In addition, it has also adapted all of its software to work in a Windows as well as Linux environment. The company will be demonstrating its software next week at the Oracle Open World Conference in San Francisco's Moscone Center at booth #3309.
The distributed file system, now called the dbObscura Distributed File System is essentially similar to the widely used Hadoop system in its function and big data capabilities. In the Database Plugins system, dbObscura interphases with multiple databases locally and on a network simultaneously. The most important difference with Hadoop is security. dbObscura eliminates vulnerable file tree structures and uses a non-persistent file naming system to create a highly secure environment within which to perform big data operations.
"This architecture takes on the security concerns that, up to now, have not been adequately addressed when working with big data in a distributed computing environment," according to Database Plugins founder and CTO Steve Guilford. "Using our software tools substantially reduces risk while retaining all the benefits of working with big data over a large network. Vectors for hackers and other criminals are reduced dramatically."
The company's dbPluginServer and dbObscura are data centric software tools that dramatically leverage the security and power of databases. The enhanced features made possible by the software are used to create a security structure in which the common tree-based file system is replaced with a unique database framework that mediates access to files stored in the database. Applications that work with high definition video, for example, can store, transcode and stream media from within a database without ever exposing it on a network. To help explain the implications of this new security paradigm, the company just released a new white paper, Security by Simplicity sm by Citadel Information Group founder and information security pioneer Stan Stahl, PhD.
(The white paper available for download on the company's site www.dbplugins.com)