How Apache Hadoop is driving the next generation of cybersecurity

The adoption of Apache Hadoop has become widespread in the enterprise since its inception in 2006, with many of the world’s biggest brands tapping the open source data processing framework to power their business intelligence. 

As a standard that can be deployed across private, public and hybrid clouds cost-effectively over commodity hardware, it is the driving force behind the big data explosion in recent years. At the forefront of this insights revolution is Cloudera, a pioneer in bringing Hadoop to mainstream use through software and training.

One of the use cases driving enterprise adoption across all industries is Hadoop’s ability to power up cyber security capabilities through advanced threat detection. “Apache Hadoop is meeting cyber security head on” said Tom Reilly, CEO of Cloudera, speaking to us at the Strata + Hadoop World conference in London. “Modern cyber security professionals need more advanced tools to catch the modern criminal.”

In its efforts to power the next generation of cyber security tools, Cloudera recently announced the Open Network Insight project in partnership with Intel. ONI is an open source, community-developed network data model that uses big data analytics to deliver visibility into advanced threats and attacks and is available to developers on GitHub.

It’s not just enterprises that are implementing the power of Hadoop. A recent study conducted by Cloudera in partnership with Argyle Data into telecoms fraud found that 90% of telecoms operators believe the technology is the most effective platform to combat revenue fraud – a $38 billion a year problem in the US alone each year.

We spoke exclusively to Tom Reilly, CEO of Cloudera about ONI, telecoms adoption and how Hadoop will power the next frontier in business intelligence – machine learning. Listen below:

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