HP joins Hadoop party with security plug-in for ArcSight

Summary:It's a big week for Hadoop integrations, and Hewlett-Packard is involved with a new plug-in for drawing out attack trends based on big data returns.

While Hewlett-Packard is busy selling off webOS across the pond at Mobile World Congress, the tech giant is busy stateside with some new security releases.

As the 2013 RSA Conference gets underway in San Francisco today, HP announced several new solutions designed to provide more security insights by using big data.

See also: Hortonworks delivers beta of Hadoop big-data platform for Windows | EMC launches Hadoop distribution, takes aim at Cloudera

The open source Hadoop software framework is being put to use through an integration with HP's ArcSight security analysis and risk management unit.

The ArcSight-Hadoop Integration Utility plug-in is touted as a method for speeding up the process for scanning through massive quantities of data to better and more quickly identify security threat trends.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company asserted that the combination of ArcSight's reporting capabilities with Hadoop's centralized storage set-up should be able to provide enterprise customers with enough storage capacity to handle petabytes of data.

HP also introduced a few other releases from the ArcSight group on Monday, including a platform dubbed the HP ArcSight Cloud Connector Framework for logging data specifically from cloud service providers.

Additionally, HP has merged security features from ArcSight with another well-known software unit within the corporation -- Autonomy -- for a content analytics engine that is supposed to automatically assign characteristics and analysis about sentiments drawn from big data and security event platforms.

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Topics: Security, Big Data, Enterprise Software, Hewlett-Packard, Open Source


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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