Big Data News: Symantec Picks Splunk for Enterprise Security Tool

Looker Datafold Engine empowers analysts with more meaningful insights through its in-database architecture, Symantec uses Splunk software to boost its security intelligence operations, and CommVault’s Simpana 10 software has achieved certified integration with the SAP HANA platform.

Looker introduces enhanced datafold engine.  Business analytics company Looker announced its enhanced Datafold Engine, with support for persistent derived tables to deliver faster, more meaningful business insights. Looker’s in-database architecture empowers data analysts and reduce their workloads, allowing them to model complex raw data—quickly and in multiple ways.  Extraction of data in advance of exploration often obscures the data or limits the ability to understand root cause by restricting detailed drilling. As a result, legacy approaches make it impossible to engage in real-time data discovery. The Datafold Engine uses the underlying analytics database to transform raw data at query time, enabling deep exploration of ever-growing and increasingly complex datasets. Persistent derived tables also free up precious technical talent for other business-critical projects. The Datafold Engine works in concert with LookML, Looker’s flexible modeling environment, to enable analysts to slice and dice large datasets by any combination of dimensions and measures. “The Looker Datafold Engine enables the unlocking of massive sets of data and delivers powerful value to today’s businesses,” said Frank Bien, CEO of Looker. “The result is a new kind of business—one that shares and collaborates around data and drives curiosity and intelligence throughout the organization.”

Splunk selected by Symantec to help security intelligence operations. Splunk (SPLK) announced that Symantec (SYMC) has selected Splunk Enterprise 6 to help bolster its security intelligence Operations. Symantec will centralize, monitor and analyze security-related data in Splunk Enterprise to help investigate incidents and detect advanced threats. Symantec will also use Splunk software to ensure comprehensive compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). “With today’s threat landscape, it’s critical that we react quickly to identify and respond to any type of threat, especially advanced threats that continue to increase in complexity” said Julie Talbot-Hubbard, chief security officer, Symantec. “Our efforts, in combination with Splunk software, demonstrate that we are implementing best practices to not only protect our customers and partners, but also help with addressing critical customer problems.”

CommVault Simpana integrates with SAP HANA platform. CommVault (CVLT) announced that its Simpana 10 software has achieved certified integration with the SAP HANA platform. Simpana 10 software delivers robust and comprehensive backup and recovery for environments running SAP HANA with the speed, ease of use and performance required in the fast-moving world of real-time, predictive analytics. The new SAP-certified integration with the SAP HANA platform is especially timely because of increasing demand from CommVault customers for deeper protection of enterprise database applications from SAP. “CommVault continues to enable enterprises to increase the business value of their information as a result of our investments in solutions for SAP HANA and our relationship with SAP as a member of the SAP PartnerEdge® program for Application Development,” said David West, senior vice president, worldwide marketing and business development, CommVault. “Companies can speed up their data management by using CommVault software together with solutions based on SAP HANA.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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