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Strong opportunities and some challenges for big data security analytics in 2014

Posted: December 13, 2013   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: IBM, Hadoop, Information and Risk Management, HP, McAfee, Security and Privacy, Security, big data security analytics, SIEM, Raytheon, Narus, 21CT, Leidos, Booz Allen, RSA, Cassandra, netSkope, click security, Anti-malware, Hexis

My friends on Wall Street and Sand Hill Road will likely place a number of bets on big data security analytics in 2014. Good strategy as this market category should get loads of hype and visibility while vendor sales managers build a very healthy sales pipelines by March.

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Defining Big Data Security Analytics

Posted: April 01, 2013   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: IBM, Big Data, Hadoop, Information and Risk Management, Security and Privacy, Security, NoSQL, big data security analytics, SIEM, Narus, LogRhythm, RSA Security, Solera Networks, Cassandra, Lancope, click security, Splunk, Packetloop, RedLambda

At the end of 2012, ESG conducted a research project looking at big data security analytics from the demand-side. It turns out that market demand is already apparent -- 44% of enterprise organizations consider their security analytics “big data” today, while another 44% believe that their security analytics requirements will be regarded as “big data” within the next two years.

Okay, enterprise organizations need big data security analytics solutions today; but just what is a “big data security analytics” solution anyway? ESG just published a market landscape report to answer this very question by looking at the supply side to gauge existing solutions and future directions for big data security analytics.

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Big Data Database: 2012 Winners and 2013 Outlook – Finalists 10gen, DataStax and SAP

Posted: January 15, 2013   /   By: ESG   /   Tags: Big Data, Data Management & Analytics, Hadoop, database, sap, MongoDB, Cassandra, DataStax, 10gen

Without a doubt the 2012 winner in big data databases is HBase, the open source db used natively when you use Apache Hadoop. However, the goal here is to pick the commercial winners, disqualifying HBase. We need instead to pick from the pool of commercial Not Only SQL databases, but as this infographic suggests, Not Only SQL databases do not only deal with big data analytics use cases.

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Sailing Beyond RDBMS: C* and DataStax Full Steam Ahead for Enterprise Big Data and Real-Time

Posted: August 16, 2012   /   By: ESG   /   Tags: Cloud Computing, Big Data, End-User Computing, Data Management & Analytics, Enterprise Software, database, rdbms, NoSQL, Data Analytics, Content Management, Search, Cassandra, DataStax, Archiving

What is this C*, yet another derivative of the C programming language? No, C* is the insider's short-cut for Cassandra, the Apache top-level open source database project that has gathered enough steam to draw over 800 attendees, up from 125 two years ago, last week to Santa Clara for the third annual Cassandra Summit, hosted by DataStax. Here's a nice synopsis of the summit. For those of you not yet initiated, however, what follows summarizes the open source Cassandra movement and the DataStax commercially supported version of Cassandra.

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Big Data Security Is Inevitable

Posted: July 12, 2012   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: IBM, Big Data, Data Management & Analytics, Hadoop, Information and Risk Management, HP, Dell, McAfee, Enterprise Software, Security and Privacy, risk management, NoSQL, SIEM, Data Analytics, Symantec, RSA, log management, Cassandra, security analytics, BT, Verizon, Unisys, vulnerability management, threat management, Tibco

There's been a fair amount of discussion about the fact that security analytics is becoming a big data problem. I participated on a big data security panel at RSA and I believe there were a few others on this topic as well.

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