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MaxCompute: Security Capability Upgrade and New Enterprise Capabilities

This article shows the security capability upgrade of MaxCompute and how it will provide businesses with new benefits.

When businesses become more reliant on digital transformation, big data has emerged as a key engine of business growth. Now the data is a valuable commodity, it is still vulnerable to a variety of threats. In recent years, cyber security accidents such as consumer privacy violations, network attacks to enterprise environments and data, and sabotage of key data have all hit the headlines. Both of these issues pose a threat to businesses' big data security capability. Completely managed big data systems with sound built-in security management solutions can greatly boost organizations' security management capabilities as big data platforms expand based on cloud-based service delivery models.

MaxCompute Enterprise-Grade Security Capability: Improving Data Security Management with Cloud Native

MaxCompute, Alibaba Cloud's SaaS-mode cloud data warehousing solution, has received a major update to its enterprise-level security features. Real-time audit logs, fine-grained authentication, data masking, disk encryption (BYOK), continuous backup and restore, and cross-region disaster recovery and backup are among the latest capabilities. MaxCompute provides good built-in security monitoring features as a professionally managed big data platform. This update helps organizations to secure their data and resources in the cloud in a more robust and fine-grained way, greatly enhancing their security management capability.

In this article, we'll talk about the security capability upgrade of the MaxCompute platform and discuss how it can benefit businesses.

Multi-level Security Management Solution for Continuous Protection of Cloud Data and Services

MaxCompute's security capability upgrade is aimed at building a comprehensive, multi-level security management solution for continuous protection of cloud data and services. Its new features include:

  1. Fine-grained authorization
  2. Data encryption (Bring Your Own Key [BYOK])
  3. Data masking (Data Security Guard)
  4. Continuous backup and recovery
  5. Cross-region disaster backup and recovery
  6. Real-time audit logs

MaxCompute new features

As a cloud-native, fully managed enterprise-level data warehousing service, MaxCompute is built on Alibaba Cloud's large-scale computing and storage resources and adopts a serverless architecture. It provides more than 20 security features at three levels: the underlying level which comprises the infrastructure, data centers, networks, and power supply, the intermediate level which comprises platform security capabilities, and the upper level which comprises user permission management and privacy protection. Supporting both open-source big data and database management security capabilities, MaxCompute provides continuous SaaS-based cloud data protection for cloud enterprises.

Compared with enterprise-developed big data platforms, MaxCompute has sound built-in security management capabilities that are available in an out-of-the-box manner, allowing you to avoid complicated integration and secondary development.

MaxCompute vs enterprise-developed big data platforms

New Enterprise Capabilities of MaxCompute: Continuous Data and Service Protection in the Cloud

New Enterprise Capabilities of MaxCompute

There are new computational power methods available. Subscription-based and on-demand resource allocation was merged through the incorporation of various computing services. As a result, you can boost cost-effectiveness in real-world situations where you could cope with increases in computing power demand as well as daily business. For situations such as experiments and non-urgent work, preemptible computational resources are available. As opposed to the subscription fee, you can save 74% on your computing power with this approach. Data encryption, continuous backup and restore, real-time audit logging, and cross-region disaster recovery are among the new security features. These capabilities can effectively improve the security performance of MaxCompute.

New Enterprise Capabilities of MaxCompute

Enhanced Security Capabilities for Continuously Protecting Enterprises in the Cloud

As an asset, our data is faced with a variety of risks. As a cloud-based enterprise data warehouse, MaxCompute provides more than 20 security capabilities at three layers. The underlying layer is the security of infrastructures, such as the security of data centers, networks, and power supplies. The middle layer is the security of platform capabilities. The top layer is the security of access control and privacy protection.

MaxCopute security features

  1. Data Encryption: MaxCompute has launched the Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) feature to meet the demands of your data assets. Then, you can bring your own key to implement end-to-end encryption.
  2. Continuous Backup and Recovery: MaxCompute has provided automatic disaster recovery. You can enable this feature by configuring the system.
  3. Cross-Region Disaster Recovery and Backup: MaxCompute has also provided cross-cluster disaster recovery. Under extreme circumstances, where a data center is unavailable, MaxCompute can protect your data and computing from being affected.
  4. Real-Time Audit Logging: MaxCompute has provided real-time auditing, which allows administrators to track all data changes in real-time.

With these newly released security features, we have further enhanced the security capabilities of MaxCompute to an industry-leading level.

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