While most of the attention in analytics and Big Data has been around human generated content on social media or the web, machine data is fast becoming the growth engine for true Big Data.
An IDC report pegs machine data to represent 42 percent of all data by 2020, versus just 11 percent in 2005 and that is huge! Splunk has focused on searching the data these machines generate and Glassbeam has focused on deeper analysis by enabling text parsing from the machine logs through its patent pending language and platform. Companies like Cisco, EMC, IBM and Hitachi are already looking at enabling applications in this market. Glassbeam has been working with IBM, Hitachi and EMC for over 18 months on collecting and analyzing machine data for their internal use as well as new business models based on this machine data for better serving their customers. Companies like Polycom and Aruba are also leveraging machine data for various use cases with the Glassbeam cloud.
Cisco CEO John Chambers has earmarked machine data and M2M as one of his company's 'big bets' and capable of giving a client a real-time view of its entire operating environment.
We are very excited to be at the forefront of this huge wave. Glassbeam's next generation cloud based platform can collect, transform and analyze large streams as well as complex multi-structured machine data.