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Month: October 2015

Moneyball Your Network with Big Data Analytics

By Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP Product Marketing | Oct 19, 2015
NetFlow Analysis, Network Management

The team at Kentik recently tweeted: “#Moneyball your network with deeper, real-time insights from #BigData NetFlow, SNMP & BGP in an easy to use #SaaS.” There are a lot of concepts packed into that statement, so we thought it would be worth unpacking for a closer look.

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Transcending MySQL-Based NetFlow Analysis

By Ian Pye, Co-founder & Principal Engineer | Oct 12, 2015
Case Study

For many of the organizations we’ve all worked with or known, SNMP gets dumped into RRDTool, and NetFlow is captured into MySQL. This arrangement is simple, well-documented, and works for initial requirements. But simply put, it’s not cost-effective to store flow data at any scale in a traditional relational database.

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Parsing Alert JSON

By Eric Graham, Solutions Engineer & Ian Pye, Principal Engineer | Oct 2, 2015

Kentik Detect’s alerting system generates notifications when network traffic meets user-defined conditions. Notifications containing details about the triggering conditions and the current status may be posted as JSON to Syslog and/or URL. This post shows how to parse the JSON with PHP to enable integration with external ticketing and configuration management systems.

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