Accumulo Visibility Labels and Pluggable Authorization Systems: A Love Story

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Talk Abstract

Labels in Accumulo provide great power and flexibility. However, nearly everyone makes the same set of mistakes when first applying labels to their data. In this talk, we will follow two data architects as they first come to the labeling system in Accumulo, and see how they work their way out of the pitfalls they create for themselves. Along the way, they'll learn about Accumulo's pluggable security architecture surrounding the core functionality of the labeling system.


John Vines
Founding Engineer, Sqrrl
John Vines has been working on Accumulo and in the big data space for 5 years. Since Sqrrl was founded he has been working on building an application on top of Accumulo while continuing development of the project. In his spare time he enjoys games of all varieties and kitchen geekery.