The increased role that technology plays in driving business growth, as well as massive increases in scale and complexity, are necessitating a change in the way businesses manage their technology. Enterprises can no longer sustain the model of utilizing a dozen or more monitoring and management solutions, each focused on an operational or technological silo (e.g. Network, Storage, Virtualization), nor can they afford to focus purely on technology metrics to guide decisions. Big Data can at last bring some relief, and through FireScope's unique approach can deliver entirely new capabilities such as:
FireScope Stratis is the only Enterprise management platform that leverages Big Data, providing the solution with capabilities around speed and scale that no other solution comes close to. Competing solutions built around an Enterprise database server suffer from four major constraints; 1) Upper limits to data sets, 2) Data is segregated by tables in pre-defined fields, complicating the ability to query disparate data, 3) Limitations to the number of operations (read, write, searches, indexing, etc.) that can be conducted simultaneously, particularly in scenarios where tables can be locked during write operations, and 4) Redundancy and fail-over clustering capabilities are overly complex and unreliable. Big Data, or NoSQL, technologies get around these issues by fundamentally changing the way data is written, read and indexed.
In FireScope Stratis, all data is written as rich objects stored in hierarchical documents. These documents use a flexible schema and can change dynamically as the data itself changes, and that flexibility enables FireScope to collect any type of data, regardless of format and size. This means that all data captured by FireScope can be analyzed against one another, regardless of the methodology of data collection or the format of the data, enabling more sophisticated event analysis. Furthermore, MongoDB offers the most advanced query capabilities of any document database in existance today. In other words, FireScope Stratis has the same complex analytical capabilities that Facebook uses to analyze the behavior patterns of its hundreds of millions of users.