What is Big Data?
Big data is defined by Forrester asthe frontier of a firm’s ability to store, process, and access (SPA) all the data it needs to operate effectively, make decisions, reduce risks, and serve customers. By using Big Data, companies can gain valuable insights that can impact revenue, operational efficiency and customer knowledge.
David Selinger, a guest poster on Forbes.com says: According to IBM, 90% of the data in the world today was created in the last 2 years alone. This data springs from such diverse sources as weather, social media posts, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records and cell phone GPS signals, to name a few. Not surprisingly, businesses continue to grapple with how to ingest, understand, and operationalize Big Data. (source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2013/01/15/big-data-get-ready-for-the-2013-big-bang/)
Why is this a big challenge? Big data relies heavily on IT infrastructure to store and process the large quantities ofhigh-volume, high-velocity, and/or high-variety informationAssets (Gartner) and places additional demands on a network far beyond normal requirements.
Applications such as MarkLogic and Hadoop are presenting organizations with new ways to increase revenue, streamline operations and manage risk, whilst offering a platform that is flexible, fast and scalable. However managing Big Data poses a wide variety of obstacles that you wouldn’t find in standard networks, although the basic requirements for security, availability and performance still exist.
For Big Data networks to run smoothly and efficiently a new approach in network monitoring software is required in this case, Opsview’s Enterprise network monitoring software, which is designed for large scale, high-data volume, mission-critical production deployments.
Why Monitor Big Data?
If your company relies on the internet to utilize distributed databases, with very large amounts of data spread across many commodity servers, Opsview’s IT monitoring tools can help ensure your IT systems are available and performing at levels that will allow you to maximize your Big Data opportunities.
A single Opsview Enterprise implementation scales well beyond 10,000 monitored devices without the headaches normally associated with maintaining large monitoring systems – this is achieved via its distributed model that spreads monitoring across many monitoring engines.
Opsview Enterprise is well suited for businesses and organizations with IT operations spread across multiple locations and can monitor a huge range of operating systems, business application software, virtual and cloud-based systems, databases and network devices.
Opsview Enterprise monitors your IT infrastructure, network and applications, displays alerts, generates notiï¬?cations and integrates with your other service management tools. It is capable of monitoring your entire IT estate including network devices, physical and virtual servers and cloud-based systems providing real-time notiï¬?cations. Opsview Enterprise also provides historical performance and event data for capacity planning and root cause analysis.