I love data, I love the benefits that data analysis offers, and I love the concept of large amounts of data being massaged, queried, and providing insights through a whole new set of technical innovations – and there are many in data right now. In fact I believe that this year has probably been the largest year for VC investments in database technologies in a really, really long time (Recent VC investment in NoSQL companies; Neotech $10.6m, Datastax $11m, 10Gen $20m, Couchbase $14m + all the $ in big data, BI and analytics)
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“Information is not knowledge” – Albert Einstein
I recently read a couple of posts about BigData from my friend Chris Hoff – “Infosec Fail: The Problem With BigData is Little Data” and “More on Security and BigData…Where Data Analytics and Security Collide”
In these posts Hoff posits that the mass centralization of information will benefit the industry and that monitoring tools will experience a boon, especially those that leverage a cloud-computing architecture…
This will bring about a resurgence of DLP and monitoring tools using a variety of deployment methodologies via virtualization and cloud that was at first seen as a hinderance but will now be an incredible boon.
As Big Data and the databases/datastores it lives in interact with then proliferation of PaaS and SaaS offers, we have an opportunity to explore better ways of dealing with these problems — this is the benefit of mass centralization of information.
Hoff then goes on to describe how new data warehousing and analytics technologies, such as Hadoop, would positively impact the industry…
Even when we do start to be able to integrate and correlate event, configuration, vulnerability or logging data, it’s very IT-centric. It’s very INFRASTRUCTURE-centric. It doesn’t really include much value about the actual information in use/transit or the implication of how it’s being consumed or related to.
This is where using Big Data and collective pools of sourced “puddles” as part of a larger data “lake” and then mining it using toolsets such as Hadoop come into play…