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10/31/2014
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Big Data Software For Mainstream Users

Not everyone needs to be a data scientist, Red Lambda argues.

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Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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11/2/2014 | 11:19:54 PM
Re: Since when is security-threat detection a "mainstream business user" issue?
There are still gaps here - from technical professional's point of view, the analysis environment is already simple enough for mainstream business users. But for business users, it's still over-complicated and hard to manage. In other words, business users need to be more technology aware and technical professionals need to design the tool from layman's perspective.
fjones67
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11/1/2014 | 12:31:52 PM
Re: Since when is security-threat detection a "mainstream business user" issue?
I agree with D. Henschen. This company seems confused about who they are selling to. Why would "mainstream business users" buy enterprise security tools? Outside of some niche areas (like brand analytics where SaaS offerings seem popular), all the streaming data analysis applications start with IT too.

It's not clear to me what differentiates them from Splunk or SIEMs?
D. Henschen
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10/31/2014 | 1:34:30 PM
Since when is security-threat detection a "mainstream business user" issue?
I'm not connecting security-threat detection or, indeed, most streaming-data analysis applications with "mainstream business users." At the very least, I would think we're talking about having security analysts or business analysts working alongside IT to tap into streaming sources.

Once IT is involved, I'm guessing the likes of Splunk or Sumo Logic would give Red Lambda a run for its money on supporting such analyses without having to turn to data scientists. Amazon Web Services Kinesis also seems to offer a comparatively easy stream-analysis environment, but, here too, I would doubt it would be something for "mainstream business users."
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