Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the big data analytics sector:
Juniper Network Analytics Suite. Juniper Networks (JNPR) unveiled the Junos Network Analytics suite, a family of next generation big data analytics and network intelligence solutions that now includes the BizReflex and NetReflex products. Developed with help from big data analytics company Guavus, the new products give service providers a tool to optimize their routing network assets, increase revenue opportunities and attract and retain customers. BizReflex extracts and analyzes information from edge and core routers to allow operators to segment enterprise customers according to their respective value and price services accordingly, improving margins and customer retention. NetReflex gives operators more insight than previously possible into traffic patterns on the network, allowing network service providers to reduce costs with informed decision capabilities and improve the efficiency of their network. "Our analytics solutions have been built from the ground up to unlock the value of network-generated data by dramatically increasing the speed and scale at which business insights can be delivered and better businesses decisions can be made," said Anukool Lakhina, founder and CEO, Guavus. "We are pleased to be working with Juniper Networks to deliver a network analytics solution that allows customers to optimize their IP/MPLS assets for more efficient network operations, reduce costs and increase revenue."
Splunk and Hortonworks form alliance. Splunk and Hortonworks announced a strategic alliance to enable organizations to gain operational intelligence using open source Apache Hadoop. The alliance ensures that organizations can take advantage of Splunk Enterprise and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) utilizing Splunk Hadoop Connect, which easily and reliably moves data between Splunk Enterprise and Hadoop. “Splunk Enterprise delivers more value as organizations integrate larger and more diverse datasets to the platform. Hortonworks, with its open source roots and ability to operate on Microsoft Windows Server, brings an entirely new data proposition to Splunk customers utilizing Hadoop,” said Bill Gaylord, senior vice president of business development, Splunk. “The integration of HDP and Splunk Hadoop Connect opens up exciting new data possibilities. For example, customers can easily use Splunk Enterprise to collect machine data from across the organization and deliver it to Hadoop for batch analytics. Likewise, the output of Hadoop jobs can be imported into Splunk Enterprise for rapid analysis and visualization.”
Blue Coat to acquire Solera Networks. Blue Coat Systems announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire big data security intelligence and analytics company Solera Networks. The Solera DeepSee platform will add industry-leading security analytics and forensic capabilities to the Blue Coat product portfolio, delivering an end-to-end security solution that includes protection, remediation and governance and gives enterprises complete visibility into the content and context of advanced targeted attacks. “Today’s approach to securing the enterprise is missing an essential element – the ability to defend, react and resolve security issues by efficiently mining a very large dataset of network history to gain previously unavailable insights. The future of the industry is moving beyond just blocking malware and stopping targeted attacks to also identifying and resolving the full scope of the attacks in real time,” said Greg Clark, CEO at Blue Coat Systems. “Retrospective capture and analytics are now an essential component of modern security architecture, and Solera has pioneered this field, creating a DVR for the network that records traffic and allows customers to easily mine that information.”