Security companies focus on making the cyberworld a safer place, whether by securing email or alerting ops teams of possible security breaches. To do this, security companies collect and analyze as much data as possible to protect their customers.
More and more companies are moving security software from on-premise to the cloud, which means that ensuring data availability is even more critical. But managing and accessing Big Data is difficult and database downtime can equate to a security breach. Security companies need a distributed database that is always available for high-volume reads and writes, and where it’s easy to quickly add capacity as data grows. With millions of dollars at stake, database failures can’t be risked.
Security companies are turning to NoSQL solutions to ensure that there is no single point of failure with their infrastructure, to reduce complex infrastructure design, and to make it easier and less complex to ensure that data is there when it is needed.
Riak is an ideal solution for security companies that need to collect, process, analyze, and manage Big Data. It provides the scalability, constant uptime, and fast performance security companies require while remaining easy to operate.
Symantec, one of the world’s largest information protection companies with a huge global data-intelligence network, selected Riak KV to back a system running 26+ million concurrent connections, 38+ million unique endpoints (and growing by a half million per week), and 28,000+ requests per second at daily peak. They depend on Riak KV for a massively scalable data store and the ability to replicate data across datacenters.
Alert Logic, an industry-leading Security-as-a-Service provider, helps companies defend against security threats and address compliance mandates, such as PCI and HIPAA. They switched from MySQL to Riak KV to support the development of a new analytics infrastructure required to collect and process machine data and to perform real-time analytics, detect anomalies, ensure compliance, and proactively respond to threats.