Aircloak Insights

Aircloak Insights is a transparent proxy sitting between analysts and the sensitive data they need to work with. Analysts query the system like normal, using SQL or dashboards like Tableau. Aircloak Insights intercepts the query and tailors it to the data backend which may be SQL or a NoSQL big data store. Results are returned via the proxy which ensures they are aggregated and fully anonymised.

Query using familiar tools

Aircloak Insights integrates directly in your existing workflow.

You can query your sensitive datasets using the query editor in our easy-to-use web interface, Insights Air, or connect using business intelligence tools like Tableau or any other tools or dashboards that know how to communicate using the Postgres Message Protocol. Aircloak Insights also allows you to run queries programmatically using a RESTful API.

With Aircloak Insights, analysts can use familiar environments whether that’s a notebook in R Studio or Jupyter, programmatically issuing queries from the command line, or a drag and drop business intelligence dashboard builder like Tableau.

More Databases
  • Microsoft SQL Server, versions 2012 R2 and newer
  • MongoDB, versions 3.4 and newer
  • MySQL, version 5 and newer, and MariaDB, version 10.1 and newer
  • PostgreSQL, version 9.1 and newer
  • SAP HANA, version 2.0 and newer
  • SAP IQ, version 16.0 and newer
  • Apache Drill, version 1.13 and newer

Please note that with Apache Drill you can query a multitude of data sources. Out of the box it provides support for big data environments such as MapR-DB and HBase, as well as for querying CSV, JSON, log, and Parquet files stored on disk, on HDFS, or in AWS S3.

Works with your existing SQL and NoSQL databases

Aircloak Insights is installed in front of and connects to your existing database servers.

You do not need to make any changes to your databases or their schemas. This has many benefits: Firstly the time it takes to go from an idea to a working deployment is minimal. Secondly you do not need to create, maintain and safe-guard additional copies of your data.

Deployment

Aircloak Insights consists of two separate components:
Insights Air and Insights Cloak.

Aircloak Deployment

Insights Cloak analyses and anonymises sensitive data as requested by Insights Air. Both components are deployed as docker containers, and run equally well on bare metal servers or your own virtual machine infrastructure.
Insights Cloak can be deployed within the secure perimeter of your data sources without requiring access from external components. This way no sensitive data ever leaves the sanctity of your secure networks, only safely anonymised query results. This results in reduced risk and peace of mind.

Insights Air and Insights Cloak can be independently scaled and managed. This allows you to tailor the deployment to your organisation’s needs.

Insights Air, the web control centre shipping as part of Aircloak Insights, offers you full control over your data. It incorporates LDAP and with the built-in authentication and authorisation, analysts only see datasets they are permitted to access, while administrators gain full visibility into system health, live queries as they run, as well as historic events using the audit log.

Tailored anonymisation:
Aircloak Insights’ anonymisation is precisely tailored to the given query and the data it accesses. This yields high quality analytics with minimal distortion.


How our approach to anonymisation works

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