8 Big Data Deployments In Detail
August 24, 2010 08:00 AM What does it take to move into the era of large-scale data analytics? Data warehousing experts from Barnes & Noble, BNP Paribas, Cabelas, McAfee and more share insights on innovative big-data deployments.
Challenge: Security watchdog McAfee needed to consolidate siloed analyses of spam, malware and other attacks to understand correlations among threats.
Old System: Conventional relational databases
New System: Hadoop
Capacity: 20 terabytes
Deployed: July 2008
Notes: McAfee is using Datameer search and analytic tools for Hadoop to study sparse data (non-relational data with inconsistent columns) used in text analyses.