Sqrrl Blog

Mar 31, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Linked Data > Log Data: The Power of Context

By George Aquila

Many enterprise security tools, including SIEMs, Incident Response, and Network Analysis tools are log-based. However, making sense of log files can be tricky, since logs typically exist without context (i.e., it is hard to understand how they relate to the larger cybersecurity environment around them). Luckily, there is a more effective way of organizing your data: using a Linked Data approach.

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Topics: Accumulo, NoSQL, Big Data, Data Analysis, Linked Data

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

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

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

Dec 24, 2013 1:39:00 PM

Open Source Accumulo vs. Sqrrl Enterprise

A common question that we get from prospects is how does Sqrrl Enterprise differ from Apache Accumulo. This is a reasonable question, since Sqrrl Enterprise is an "open core" NoSQL solution that utilizes Apache Accumulo as its foundation and then adds additional proprietary software to this open source core.

The team at Sqrrl includes a number of the original creators of Apache Accumulo plus additional team members that have spent years developing interactive applications on top of Accumulo. The goal of Sqrrl Enterprise is to make it easier to develop rich, powerful interactive web applications on top of Accumulo. The proprietary Sqrrl add-ons to Accumulo make this possible.

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

Dec 9, 2013 8:21:00 PM

Sqrrl Enterprise Combines OLTP and OLAP Capabilities

Sqrrl Enterprise can be categorized as an operational NoSQL database. One of the unique characteristics of Sqrrl Enterprise is that it combines Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) capabilities with some Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) capabilities. Typically, OLTP and OLAP workloads need to be serviced by two different types of databases. Today, operational databases like Sqrrl Enterprise can combine some of these workloads.

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Topics: NoSQL, Blog Post, Sqrrl Enterprise