Hi Thomas -
I think that you need articulate the problems that you want to solve for your university environment.
The subject that you chose indicates "inter-cloud environment" - so depending on the inter-cloud problems that currently exist for your environment there may be interesting work from the Rhino effort or with Knox.
It seems that you are leaning toward data protection and encryption as a solution to some problem within your stated problem subject.
I'd be interested in the usecase that you are addressing with it that is "inter-cloud".
Another family of issues that would be interesting in the inter-cloud space would be various identity federation issues across clouds.
@Charles - by GatewayFS do you mean HttpFS and are you asking whether Knox is related to it?
If so, Knox is not directly related to HttpFS though it will leverage lessons learned and hopefully the experience of those involved.
The Knox gateway is more transparent and committed to serving REST APIs to numerous Hadoop services rather than just HDFS.
The pluggable providers of Knox gateway will also facilitate easier integration with customer's identity infrastructure in on-prem and cloud provider environments.
Hope that helps to draw the distinction between Knox and HttpFS.
On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 9:40 AM, Charles Earl <email@example.com>
Is this in any way related to GatewayFS?
I am also curious whether any one knows of plans to incorporate homomorphic encryption or secure multiparty into the rhino effort.
On Feb 27, 2013, at 9:30 AM, Nitin Pawar wrote:
I am not sure if you guys have heard it or not
HortonWorks is in process to incubate a new apache project called Knox for hadoop security.
More on this you can look at