Sqrrl Blog

Jan 27, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Linked Data Analysis of Trading Activity with Corvil and Sqrrl

Sqrrl is featured in a blog post by Corvil’s Fergal Toomey, covering Linked Data Analysis of Trading Activity. The full blog is featured in the link below, and it covers how Corvil and Sqrrl partnered to use Linked Data Analysis to visualize relationships in large trading datasets.

Toomey discusses how Sqrrl’s approach can be used in a typical brokerage environment to visualize performance and identify bottlenecks and suboptimal/fraudulent behaviors. He also covers how Corvil’s Streaming Analtics Platform can be used to extract data which then can be easily forwarded to analysis systems like Sqrrl via open Analytics Streams.

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Topics: Hadoop, Cybersecurity, Corvil, Fintech, Fraud

Dec 1, 2014 8:30:00 AM

BlackEnergy: Mitigation with Big Data Analytics

By George Aquila

The botnet builder interface of an earlier variant of BlackEnergyThe botnet builder interface of an earlier variant of BlackEnergy 

The Lurking Threat

In late October, the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) issued a formal alert warning that it had “identified a sophisticated malware campaign that has compromised numerous industrial control systems,” including GE Cimplicity and Siemens WinCC platforms, from as far back as 2011. These are widely used to control and monitor critical infrastructure from gas pipelines to electrical grids, so the threat has prompted a rising concern in the energy community that systems across the country have been compromised and could be imminently threatened by malicious actors.

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Topics: Accumulo, Hadoop, Big Data Security, Cybersecurity, APT Campaign, Malware

Feb 27, 2014 3:52:00 PM

Announcing Sqrrl Enterprise 1.3

by Joe Travaglini, Director of Product Marketing for Sqrrl

We are pleased to announce the general availability of our latest release, Sqrrl Enterprise 1.3. This release brings bug fixes, performance improvements, security enhancements, and additional functionality to our Enterprise package.

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Topics: Accumulo, NoSQL, Big Data, Hadoop, Blog Post, Big Data Security

Feb 18, 2014 2:40:00 PM

Bringing Big Data to the Next Level

by Joe Travaglini, Director of Product Marketing for Sqrrl

It has been said that we entered the age of Big Data when the opportunity cost of throwing data away exceeded the monetary cost of keeping it. This inflection point has led to the adoption of Hadoop, the emergence of tools to tame the wild yellow elephant, and more recently the attractive notion of a ‘data hub’ or ‘data lake’. Driven by the commoditization of both hardware and software, this fundamental change in technology economics may very well be true, but it still takes proper execution to convert this opportunity cost into actual income.

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Topics: Accumulo, NoSQL, Big Data, Hadoop, Computer Software, Blog Post, Big Data Security

Feb 1, 2014 6:36:00 PM

A Sqrrl and Hortonworks Combined Solution

We are proud to announce that Sqrrl has partnered with Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop.

Sqrrl and Hortonworks are jointly going to market to provide a secure Big Data platform built on the capabilities of our complementary technologies. Together, our solutions (Solution Overview) provide advanced secure data processing capabilities for Apache Hadoop. Sqrrl has tightly integrated its secure NoSQL database with Hortonworks’ Hadoop platform.

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Topics: Big Data, Hadoop, Computer Software, Blog Post, Big Data Security, Sqrrl Enterprise

Jan 3, 2014 4:04:00 AM

When To Use Sqrrl vs. SQL-on-Hadoop Tools?

Over the last year or so, a large number of SQL-on-Hadoop tools have come to the market. Hadapt has developed a nice taxonomy of these tools and they include Hive, Stinger, Hadapt, Impala, Hawq, and Drill.

Occasionally, Sqrrl Enterprise gets compared to these tools, because Sqrrl Enterprise has the capabilities to do low latency search and queries over data held in Accumulo and HDFS. However, this is typically not an appropriate comparison because Sqrrl Enterprise is an "operational database" and not a SQL-on-Hadoop tool.

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Topics: NoSQL, Big Data, Hadoop, Blog Post, Sqrrl Enterprise

Oct 30, 2013 2:18:00 PM

Sqrrl is a Strata Startup Showcase Winner

Sqrrl is a Startup Showcase Winner at the O'Reilly Strata and Hadoop World Conference held this week in New York, New York. The Startup Showcase announced that Sqrrl has won the popular vote, making it the number one startup by audience choice out of the thirteen finalists selected to present their technologies at the conference.

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Topics: Big Data, Hadoop, Blog Post, Awards