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Big Data in Security – Part II: The AMPLab Stack

Following part one of our Big Data in Security series on TRAC tools, I caught up with talented data scientist Mahdi Namazifar to discuss TRAC’s work with the Berkeley AMPLab Big Data stack. Researchers at University of California, Berkeley AMPLab built this open source Berkeley Data Analytics Stack (BDAS), starting at the bottom what is Mesos? AMPLab is looking at the big data problem from a slightly different perspective, a novel perspec…

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The Internet of Everything: For BIG and Small Business

…put on to the existing healthcare infrastructure. A good example of that would be the winner of the 2013 Cisco BIG awards, uMotif , a cloud based, self managed health application that can be accessed via a smartphone or web browser. UMotif plans to white label the platform to healthcare providers, GP surgeries, hospitals, nutritionists and care homes. This, combined with NHS England and the government’s call for open data, will provide a key e…

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Big Data in Security – Part I: TRAC Tools

Recently I had an opportunity to sit down with the talented data scientists from Cisco’s Threat Research, Analysis, and Communications (TRAC) team to discuss Big Data security challenges, tools and methodologies. The following is part one of five in this series where Jisheng Wang, John Conley, and Preetham Raghunanda share how TRAC is tackling Big Data. Given the hype surrounding “Big Data,” what does that term actually mean? John:  First…

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From Pallet to Production – Big Data in Minutes

Behind the Scenes: Ready, Set, Go! Don’t make your data center refresh more complicated than it needs to be. Installing the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) is seamless and simple—not to mention advantageous in more ways than one. Cisco UCS is an integrated architecture that establishes one cohesive system for increased business agility – a unified and virtualized data center that is easy to manage, so you have more time to focus…

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Your Data, Yourself — in the Marketplace of Me

…our clothing, our houses, our cars, our lawns, and our refrigerators may be generating ever-larger torrents of data — all about us. This upsurge in personal Big Data has big implications. Indeed, each person’s emerging digital persona will go a long way toward defining their place in the world.  Furthermore, all of that data already has great intrinsic value to Internet giants, retailers, financial services companies, and many others. If we mana…

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