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Securing our Big Data Platform Part 1

The video we posted on June 23rd, 2015 (link here) introduced our efforts to open up our big data platform to other teams within AppNexus. Data Platform as a Service (DPaaS) is our internal offering that allows other teams at AppNexus to run analytics upon our…

Securing our Big Data Platform Part 2

When last we saw our heroes, they were battling Hadoop authentication in DPaaS. But our intrepid knights were able to overcome that crafty foe and move on to the next obstacle: authorization. And that’s where our story continues…