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Separate compute and storage and maintain data context with CDP’s SDX.

SDX is Cloudera’s integrated set of security and governance technologies that leverage deployment’s rich metadata. Together, these capabilities provide the exclusive data context layer across all analytics and for all public and private clouds.

体育投注正规网址With SDX, organizations can deploy fully secured and governed data lakes faster. An integral and intrinsic part of CDP, SDX reduces security risk and operational costs by delivering consistent data context across deployments. Multi-tenant data access and governance policies are set once, and automatically enforced across the data lifecycle in hybrid as well as multi-clouds.

Unlike other vendors’ bolt-on approaches to security and governance, CDP delivers SDX as a fundamental part of its architecture, simplifying the delivery of consistent data context across hybrid and multi-cloud with a security model that is defined once and seamlessly applied everywhere.

Key aspects of SDX


体育投注正规网址Build trusted, reusable data assets and efficient deployments by capturing not only technical and structural (schema) information but also operational, social, and business context.


体育投注正规网址Eliminate risk with complete data access security, delivering powerful access control policies that are defined once and applied consistently across all deployments.


Prove compliance and reduce risk by characterizing data attributes and tracking its complete lineage across all analytics as well as cloud and data center deployments.

Use cases

  • Automatic data profiling
  • Easy, secure data access
  • Regulatory compliance

Automatic data profiling

Automatically classify and characterize new data as it arrives, ensuring corporate standards and compliance. 

With data volumes of any type exploding, quickly making new data available to end users lets organizations capitalize on the flood of information. The limiting factor is the time taken to understand the data. SDX automatically profiles new data to build insight and classify sensitive information, triggering the appropriate access policies and ensuring ongoing compliance.


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Self-service data access

Open access to all data for all users, with complete security and compliance.

Innovation and digital transformation require organizations to uncover insight and value from their data at scale. The key enabler is giving users access to all data and analytics to experiment and implement new use cases. SDX delivers consistent security and governance for multi-tenant data access across all deployments, marrying free access with safety and compliance.

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Regulatory compliance

Achieve compliance, bolster trust in the marketplace, and avoid financial penalties.  

Regulatory compliance (e.g. GDPR and CCPA) demands a modern data architecture that decreases business and security risks stemming from ever-changing data privacy requirements. SDX lets you identify and manage sensitive data for compliance without disruption to business processes and provides consistent security and governance transparently across all data and deployments.

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Key features

Trusted, reusable data assets and efficient deployments need more than just technical and structural metadata. CDP’s Data Catalog provides a single pane of glass to administer and discover all data, profiled and enhanced with rich metadata that includes the operational, social, and business context and turns data into valuable information.

Eliminate business and security risks, and ensure compliance by preventing unauthorized access to sensitive or restricted data across the platform with full auditing. SDX enables organizations to establish multi-tenant data access with ease through standardization and seamless enforcement of granular, dynamic, role- and attribute-based security policies on all clouds and data centers.

Enjoy ultimate protection as a fundamental part of your CDP installation. Clusters are deployed and automatically configured to use Kerberos and for encrypted network traffic with Auto-TLS. Data at rest, both on-premises and in the cloud, is protected with enterprise-grade cryptography, supporting a host of tried and tested configurations.

Meet the ever-changing business needs to balance performance, cost, and resilience. Deliver true infrastructure-independence. SDX enables it all with the ability to move data, together with its context, as well as workloads between CDP deployments. Platform operational insight into aspects like workload performance deliver intelligent recommendations for optimal resource utilization. 

Demonstrate compliance and manage the complete data lifecycle from the Edge to AI and from ingestion to purge with data management across all analytics and deployments. Identify and manage sensitive data and effectively address regulatory requirements with unified platform-wide operations, including data classification, lineage, and modelling.

Capture and store any and all schema as well as metadata definitions automatically as they are discovered and created by platform workloads. Governance and data log capabilities turn metadata into information assets, improving its usability, trust and value throughout its lifecycle.

Secure by design

SDX’s data context architecture ensures CDP is secure by design, unlike the approach taken by other vendors where security is an afterthought or is bolted on. As a result, organizations can make new data available quickly and without compromise. SDX delivers comprehensive security right out of the box for data lakes as they are deployed and data as it is used.


  • Identities: Manage adding enterprise users and groups to multi-tenant clusters
  • Network: Configure Kerberos based authentication, TLS wire encryption, DNS and proxies for web interfaces
  • Storage encryption: Enable encrypted data at rest across the platform
  • SSO: LDAP-based authentication and authorization for services’ web UIs
  • Authorization: Manage data access on multi-tenant clusters with tag-based policies
  • Lineage and audit: Access unified persistent audit and lineage across all clusters (transient or persistent, single, or multi-user)
  • Data stewardship: Discover, profile, curate, and tag datasets with business context

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