Sqrrl Blog

Oct 16, 2014 8:00:00 AM

JPMorgan and Big Data Security Analytics

Editor’s Note: This will be the first in a series of regular blog posts where we track the current state-of-the-art around cyber attacks and assess how Sqrrl’s Big Data Analytic Platform can assist in these situations.

The Attack

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Topics: Big Data Security, Cybersecurity, Breach Detection

Aug 20, 2014 2:24:00 PM

The NoSQL Animal Kingdom

With NoSQL Now! is currently underway in the Valley (and with a few Sqrrls in attendance), I got to thinking about how this phenomenon came to be, how it gained momentum, and the types of possibility we have before us in terms of solving actual problems.

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Topics: NoSQL, Sqrrl Enterprise, Graphs

Aug 11, 2014 2:36:07 PM

Accumulo Summit Technical Talks and Videos

On June 12th, we co-sponsored the first annual Accumulo Summit. The event was a great success with over 300 people in attendance. A major highlight of the day was hearing from General Keith Alexander, Former Director/Chief of the NSA/CSS & Commander U.S. Cyber Command. Also notable, were the keynote presentations by Dr. John Wilson of Optum as well as John Elser (Hortonworks) & Sean Busbey (Cloudera). Some of the technical talks included the following:

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Topics: Accumulo, Blog Post

Jul 16, 2014 2:19:01 PM

Bulk Loading in Sqrrl Pt.2: Custom Transformers for Graph Construction

This is the second post in a series by Chris McCubbin, Sqrrl's Director of Data Science. It covers using Sqrrl's Transformer API to directly emit knowledge graph objects, and highlights some examples including breadth-first search and graph query.

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Topics: Graphs

Jun 30, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Bulk Loading in Sqrrl Pt.1: The Basics

This post is by Sqrrl's Director of Data Science and Co-Founder, Chris McCubbin. It covers the basic design and functionality behind the Bulk Loading API on Sqrrl's ingest pipeline. In a future post, Chris will cover using the advanced Transformer interface of the API to construct graph objects.
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Topics: Accumulo, Big Data, Blog Post, Sqrrl Enterprise

Jun 24, 2014 10:07:00 AM

Accumulo Summit 2014 Recap

On June 12th, we co-sponsored the first annual Accumulo Summit. The event was a huge success, having a sold-out attendance of over 300 people. It was great to see the community come together to share experiences, best practices and new ideas for employing Accumulo technology.  

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Topics: Accumulo

May 27, 2014 3:40:00 PM

Sqrrl named to CRN's 'Big Data 100' list

Sqrrl is excited to announce that it has been recognized as a business analytics vendor that has ”demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and services that help business work with big data” by UBM Tech Channel’s CRN Magazine.

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Topics: Big Data, Blog Post, Sqrrl Enterprise, Awards

May 27, 2014 3:05:00 PM

Rebalancing the Security Equation

by Joe Travaglini, Director of Product Marketing

There is no secure perimeter.

With the dawn of phenomena such as Cloud Computing and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), it is no longer the case that there is a well-defined perimeter to secure and defend. Data is able to flow inside, outside, and across your network boundaries with limited interference from traditional controls. The "trusted zone" as we know it is a thing of the past.

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Topics: Big Data, Blog Post, Big Data Security, Sqrrl Enterprise

May 27, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Announcing Apache Accumulo 1.6

This week, the open-source community released Apache Accumulo 1.6. The newest Accumulo release brings with it a whole slew of new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes. Check out the full release notes and read below for a quick recap of some of the themes.

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Topics: Accumulo, Blog Post

Apr 28, 2014 2:12:00 PM

Big Data Security Roundup

by Joe Travaglini, Director of Product Marketing for Sqrrl

As Big Data products continue to gain traction and enter the mainstream, they must also provide the security and compliance capabilities that are expected by users of trusted, Enterprise software.

In order to break down data silos and analyze business events from a 360-degree vantage point, folks are consolidating disparate sources of data into a single location. This consolidation also brings with it a compounding of risk, as the blast radius of a security event now affects multiple assets at once. In effect, Big Data has amplified the stakes of security.

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Topics: Big Data, Blog Post, Big Data Security, Cybersecurity


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