Big Data Connector Intro

DNSi Big Data Connector

Harness DNS data using open Big Data systems to improve network operations and security.

Today’s networks are data driven. Data is essential for proper planning so network investments can deliver the maximum ROI. Operations and security teams depend on diverse metrics to evaluate status, health, exposure to threats and usage trends. Big data systems enable data-driven analytics to make faster decisions and more accurate appraisals of network and security requirements. DNSi Big Data Connector transforms data gathered by Akamai DNSi CacheServe resolvers so it can be used by big data systems or purpose-built applications to develop meaningful monitoring, trending, planning and security metrics.

LEVERAGE UNTAPPED DNS DATA

Complement other network data with DNS data to get a richer view of network and aggregate subscriber activity.

IMPROVE OVERALL SECURITY POSTURE

Forward malware queries to external security systems to gain deeper insights and understand broader security trends in the context of anti-abuse systems and 3rd party security data.

REFINE CAPACITY PLANNING

Understand traffic from applications like video streaming, gaming, or even IoT as it becomes more widespread, by comparing DNS data with other data like bandwidth usage.

DRIVE SERVICE ADOPTION

Derive real-time insights into aggregate trends such as app usage or content and media format preferences, to shape campaigns for driving adoption of new services.

DEPLOY QUICKLY

Minimize the burden on operations and IT staff with an architected system designed exclusively for provider networks, and pre-built integrations for Hadoop and Splunk.

SCALE TO VERY LARGE NETWORKS

Utilize a tightly integrated data pipeline to transport and manage massive amounts of real-time DNS data.

REDUCE COSTS

Eliminate costly network-layer solutions that rely on taps and/or other dedicated equipment that lacks an integrated data pipeline.

LOWER TRANSPORT COSTS

Utilize built in filtering to segment datasets of interest and reduce both bandwidth and data storage costs.

STRENGTHEN NETWORK SECURITY

Correlate subscriber infections and unwanted activity identified with DNS with other indicators of compromise (IOC) even when subscribers connect to, and transit, different access technologies (fixed, mobile, Wi-Fi, etc.).

ENHANCE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Match aggregate Internet usage trends with service-level data to drive proactive outreach for support, upgrade offers, promotions, discounts, or other programs.