Cloudera SDX (short for Shared Data Experience) is the governance and common services layer sitting between the storage layer and the workloads layer in the Cloudera stack.
- The SDX framework simplifies messaging and positioning for Cloudera, which previously relied on multiple product offerings for data governance.
- SDX provides a more centralized approach to data governance, with a “single pane” view and centralized dashboards that provide visibility into data policy and security for data stored across various repositories in the virtual data lake era.
- SDX is largely a repackaging of these existing open source and Cloudera proprietary components, with a significant differentiator: SDX, as a unified governance and security layer, is multi-cluster aware.
Features and Benefits
- Assesses the high-level architecture of the Cloudera SDX governance and security framework.
- Identifies new capabilities that SDX provides and that were not available in the previous ecosystem of products.
- Identifies potential workload use cases for SDX's centralized governance capabilities.
- Analyzes the potential benefits of a centralized, "single pane of glass" governance approach in the context of data protection regulations such as GDPR.
- Identifies several of the open source and proprietary product components that the SDX framework seeks to unify and consolidate.
Key questions answered
- How do SDX's governance capabilities differ from those that were previously available in the Cloudera ecosystem of open source and proprietary products?
- How is Cloudera SDX packaged and purchased?
- What does it mean to have multi-cluster-aware governance capabilities, and how does this help "un-silo" the governance process?
- How do SDX's centralized governance capabilities help comply with data protection and privacy requirements, such as those under GDPR?
- What types of data storage repositories are compatible with the Cloudera SDX framework?
Table of contents
Uniting several disparate products into simplified packaging
Centrally governed data for input into four key workloads
Eliminating siloed governance boosts compliance and privacy