Radiant Logic ships HDAP

Dec. 9, 2013
RadiantOne 7.0’s elastic search and distributed computing create new possibilities for identity, access, and data management

NOVATO, Calif., December. 9, 2013--Radiant Logic, market-leading provider of federated identity systems based on virtualization, today announced the shipment of its flagship product, RadiantOne version 7.0. This latest release introduces HDAP, the world’s first LDAP directory based on search technology and large cluster computing, and features an advanced identity integration layer based on virtualization.

HDAP allows enterprises to harness the power of large cluster and elastic computing in their identity infrastructure. With virtualization, organizations can deploy much-needed “views” of their identity infrastructure that their applications require, whether they’re located on-premises or in the cloud. With HDAP, those views are stored in a high-performance directory that is always up to date and scales dynamically based on demand.

Federation (security and single sign-on), the cloud, and an increasingly mobile workforce are putting escalating pressure on the enterprise identity system. To keep up with authentication and authorization demands, while tapping into personalization and recommendation engines, companies need a richer view of their identity. Organizations face two challenges: a fragmentation of the identity infrastructure across many different systems (Active Directory, LDAP, databases), as well as a lack of flexibility and scalability using aging LDAP server technology.

The Union of Virtualization and Big Data Search

“Our customers know RadiantOne virtualization streamlines their identity and access infrastructures, reduces complexity, and speeds deployments,” said Dieter Schuller, Radiant Logic’s EVP of Business Development. “They’re taking advantage of RadiantOne to integrate more attributes from across their infrastructures, as well as publish diverse views of their identity data to meet the needs of applications.”

With this new HDAP innovation, Radiant Logic is marrying virtualization and “big data” search technology with LDAP to open a new world of performance and possibility for identity and data management. Such storage scales to millions of users on demand, while supporting smart search and analysis at a level that has been unreachable for the enterprise—until now.

“Finally, there’s a robust security solution that’s built on a well-known model and also leverages the best of today’s technology,” Schuller continued. “Now companies can more easily integrate with cloud applications, federate with partners, and enrich their authorization and access policies.”

The Value of Many Nodes: Always On, Always Up to Date

With RadiantOne, enterprises can add or remove servers/nodes at will, increasing or decreasing throughput as needed. The new HDAP-enabled RadiantOne 7.0 system can be radically upgraded to handle high demand—without missing a beat or slowing access. RadiantOne HDAP is able to handle 120,000 queries per second on a 3-node cluster with 50 million users’ identities. And because the image is replicated across all nodes, load balancing allows the system to increase the aggregated throughput in a near-linear fashion.

“Speed and performance aren’t the only benefits, HDAP also leverages our virtualization layer, serving as storage for a synchronization powerhouse,” said Claude Samuelson, VP of Engineering at Radiant Logic. “By deploying a full LDAP directory on top of a cluster, the new RadiantOne offers extremely tight levels of replication between nodes, ensuring that the image of the enterprise’s entire identity infrastructure is always kept up to date across every node.”

Identity & Context at the Center of Data Management

RadiantOne can extract the contextual relationships between once-siloed information and represent that essential context using plain English, readable by both man and machine.

Traditionally, an LDAP engine was used to store and search all this information. But now, with Radiant’s HDAP breakthrough, the directory at the heart of IdM is becoming a system to publish contextual information from enterprise applications, making it searchable in the same way that users search the Internet—by keyword.

“As we adapt more and more context-aware devices, delving into the “Internet of Things,” we will also need high-speed context servers,” said Michel Prompt, CEO at Radiant Logic. “Combining search technology, context for structured data, and the evolution of LDAP changes the game for IdM, making the future of identity richer and more responsive to demand. In fact, with HDAP and context, we’re bringing users, identity, and security back where they belong—at the center of data management.”

RadiantOne 7.0 with HDAP will be available publicly on Dec. 16, 2013.