In May, Hortonworks acquired XA Secure and made a promise to contribute this technology to the Apache Software Foundation. In June, we made it available for all to download and use from our website and today we are proud to announce this technology officially lives on as Apache Argus, an incubator project within the ASF.
This podling has been formed and now the process of graduating Argus to a top-level project (TLP) has begun. Given our proven commitment to the Apache Software Foundation process, we feel uniquely qualified to bring this important technology and it capabilities to the broader open source community.
So, what exactly will Argus deliver? With the delivery of YARN, which powers Hadoop’s ability to run multiple workloads operating on shared data sets within a single cluster, a heightened requirement for a centralized approach to security policy definition and coordinated enforcement has surfaced.