Striim, a provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration to the cloud, has introduced a broad set of enhancements to its on-prem-to-cloud data integration offerings that strengthen platform and data security, improve data accountability, speed application development, increase performance, and enable greater flexibility and extensibility.
Striim 3.9.8 introduces new security features for the cloud integration use cases that enable more fine-grained and robust use of passwords and encryption to provide end-to-end data protection, particularly in hybrid cloud environments.
“Moving and deploying cloud-native applications is part of next-generation digital transformation. More often than not, these new applications require data feeds from existing on-prem operational systems. As enterprises embrace their cloud strategy, they face challenges around data security, data accountability, scalability, and real-time data synchronization,” said Alok Pareek, founder and EVP of Products at Striim. “With this release, Striim is raising the bar on enabling world-class protection of data streaming at-scale, across both on-premises systems and cloud environments for digital transformation.”
More Robust End-to-End Security for Streaming Integration to the Cloud
Striim has been on a multi-year campaign to establish the Striim platform as the gold standard for security in continuous data integration to the cloud. This latest release introduces several significant data protection enhancements.
- Striim KeyStore is a new secured repository for passwords and encryption keys that reduces vulnerability by centralizing the administration of encryption keys.
- Algorithms for password encryption have been significantly strengthened.
- Inter-node cluster communication is secured with stronger encryption algorithms.
- Multi-layered application security now allows exported applications that contain passwords or other encrypted values to be protected with a second level of encryption.
- Encryption for permanent files based on customer-provided keys is now available in the Striim FileWriter and for the intermediate temporary files using the Google Cloud Storage Writer.
Enhanced Data Accountability
Developers often need to retrieve events that have been discarded by the application for purposes such as replay, testing, and auditing. Striim 3.9.8 introduces an application-specific exception store that can be used to store these discarded events.
Higher Performance and Scalability
The new release also introduces performance enhancements for customers using multiple server nodes in a cluster. Administrators have more flexible options than ever for distributing and processing large data volumes in streams or windows by specifying data and metadata for partitioning. This enables load-balancing to improve maximum write performance.