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Cross-Site Scripting – Why Is It A Serious Security Threat For Big Data Applications?

Cross-Site Scripting – Why Is It A Serious Security Threat For Big Data Applications?

Security Threat And Big Data Applications IBM, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft – and the list goes on. All these leading IT enterprises have been affected by Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks in the past. Cross-Site Scripting ranks third in the list of top-10 web application vulnerabilities listed by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) –…

What’s Ahead For Predictive Analytics And Why It Matters For Businesses

What’s Ahead For Predictive Analytics And Why It Matters For Businesses

What’s Ahead For Predictive Analytics Predictive analytics is the practice of looking for patterns within systematically compiled data in order to anticipate behaviors and trends that businesses can learn from and make actionable decisions with. In many marketing and CRM circles, it’s a very popular buzz term receiving a lot of hype. Marketing and CRM…

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Password Challenges  Simple passwords are no longer safe to use online. John Barco, vice president of Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock, explains why it’s time the industry embraced more advanced identity-centric solutions that improve the customer experience while also providing stronger security. Since the beginning of logins, consumers have used a simple username and password to…

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority Research has revealed that third parties cause 63 percent of all data breaches. From HVAC contractors, to IT consultants, to supply chain analysts and beyond, the threats posed by third parties are real and growing. Deloitte, in its Global Survey 2016 of third party risk, reported…

Is 3D Printing The Technological Advancement In Bionic Prosthetics We’ve Wanted All Along?

Is 3D Printing The Technological Advancement In Bionic Prosthetics We’ve Wanted All Along?

3D Printing Bionic Prosthetics The field of bionic prosthetics is a hot topic in the healthcare industry that has seen a rapid increase in attention and awareness over the past few decades. It is a bold solution to the long-standing problem of improving the quality of life for amputees. Whether through an unfortunate accident at…

5 Ways Cloud Computing Is Having an Impact on The Energy Sector

5 Ways Cloud Computing Is Having an Impact on The Energy Sector

Cloud Computing Energy Sector We’ve discussed here in the past how cleantech (a blanket term that includes technologies that affect recycling, renewable energy, transportation, and others) is moving energy efficiency into the cloud, and how there are many very well-known technology brands dipping their toes into this arena, most notably well-known brands Apple and Facebook…

How Far Away Are We? Hyundai’s ‘Iron Man’ Suit

How Far Away Are We? Hyundai’s ‘Iron Man’ Suit

Hyundai’s ‘Iron Man’ Suit There’s a fine line between cinematic tech and real world applications, and treading that line is South Korea-based Hyundai with an Iron Man-like suit it revealed on its website last month. The article displayed several photos and scarce information about the exoskeleton, making several comparisons of the prototype to the Marvel…

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15 Cloud Data Performance Monitoring Companies

15 Cloud Data Performance Monitoring Companies

Cloud Data Performance Monitoring Companies

(Updated: Originally Published Feb 9th, 2015) We have decided to put together a small list of some of our favorite cloud performance monitoring services. In this day and age it is extremely important to stay on top of critical issues as they arise. These services will accompany you in monitoring your data and safeguarding critical applications and websites in real-time. This list is in no particular order of preference. When selecting a new service, please do your own due diligence during the selection process.

CopperEgg

copperegg

Copperegg has been in business since 2010 and has made a good name for themselves securing clients such as: Juniper Networks, REAL Networks and SEGA. Some of their features include the ability to monitor server CPU Processes, receive real-time alerts as well as collect, analyze, and alert on any metric.

DataDog

datadog

DataDog is a startup based out of New York which has recently secured $31 Million in series C funding. They are quickly making a name for themselves and have a truly impressive client list with the likes of: Adobe, Salesforce, HP, Facebook and many others.

Keynote

KeynoteSystems

Keynote has been around since 1995 and have an impressive client list with the likes of: Akamai, AT&T, BBC, IBM, SAP and many others… Keynote solutions test from the user perspective, delivering high-volume traffic on demand and accurately modeling interaction, arrival patterns, and geographic diversity.

Kaseya

Kaseya-Traverse

Kaseya Traverse has been in business since 2000 and is a cloud and service level management platform, with proactive monitoring and powerful root-cause analytics for all aspects of the IT environment – applications, databases, network infrastructure, cloud services, servers, data center equipment and VoIP. They have several case studies with a large client list including: Staples, University of Kentucky and Virginia Tech.

Soasta

soasta

Soasta was founded in 2006. They provide seamless integration of test design, monitoring, and reporting of high quality Web applications and services. Their client list includes: Hallmark, Microsoft and Nordstom among many others.

UptimeSoftware

uptime-software

Up.time began in 2002 and provides deep server monitors that monitor the performance of critical applications, databases, Web servers, network devices, and critical system-level services. You can choose from any of up.time’s built-in server monitors, application monitors and quickly define your own custom probes. Their impressive client list includes: Cisco, NASA, Sony, Ford and many other high profile brands.

Solar Winds

SolarWinds
SolarWinds has been in business since 1999. There services can monitor all the infrastructure in your datacenter using WMI, SNMP, CIM, JMX & VMware® API protocols. Their client list includes a high number of Governmental agencies most notably: NSA, U.S Army, Department of Homeland Security and many others.

Monitis

Monitis

Monitis has been in business since 2006 and their client list includes the likes of: AVIS, Survey Monkey, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge. They offer a Universal Cloud Monitoring Framework, Monitis can sync to other Cloud computing providers such as Rackspace, GoGrid, Softlayer, and many more. Their Universal Cloud Monitoring Framework will automate monitoring in highly dynamic cloud environments.

Opsview

opsview

Opsview has been in business since 2002. Opsview provides advanced auto-discovery and integrated GUI with quick straightforward configuration. Some of their clientele includes: Active Networks, Cornell University and MIT. 

Apica

Apica

Apica was formed in 2005. Apica offers companies and developers, cloud-based load testing and web performance monitoring tools to test applications for maximum capacity, daily performance, improved load times, and protection from peak loads. Analyze online performance and pinpoint bottlenecks quickly and effectively.  Their partners include: Rackspace, Rightscale, AWS and many others.

LoadStorm

LoadStorm

Loadstorm has been in business offering SaaS products since 1999. Their Load testing service allows web developers to know how their applications respond under heavy volumes of HTTP traffic. LoadStorm puts massive cloud resources in the hands of web developers to enable them to improve the performance of their web applications. Create your own test plans, and generate up to 50,000 concurrent users in realistic scenarios.

CloudHarmony

CloudHarmony

CloudHarmony are relatively new in comparison to their counterparts. They formed in 2009 and have been developing some very useful tools. You may use their extensive and continuously updated benchmarks to view and compare performance metrics from various cloud providers and services. One of our favorite areas is the useful Cloud Square provider directory.

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch
Part of the highly cost efficient Amazon Web Services (AWS) group, CloudWatch is a fairly basic, though very dynamic, tool that collects, monitors and tracks customizable data metrics. The Dashboards are interactive, allowing you to manually change categorizations and matrices through a very accessible API.

Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud
Oracle Cloud utilizes a complex interchange of software to provide insights on actual, and applicable, data flow. It is a tool that is flexible and can provide massive insight with any set of data. Oracle offers “experts in every industry” and is truly well rounded, reaching 110 million households and extracting data from 1,500 partners.

SevOne

SevOne
SevOne boasts ‘user friendliness’ with the ability to view metric, flow, and log data, all in a single dashboard. With alliances like Cisco and Dell, SevOne is far reaching, utilizing Networks, 4GLte, and the “Hybrid Cloud” to standardize cloud infrastructure and alleviate visibility gap risk. In 2013, SevOne received a $150 million investment from Bain Capital, and in both 2015 and 2016, received various awards for business promise and software success.

By Glenn Blake

Cross-Site Scripting – Why Is It A Serious Security Threat For Big Data Applications?

Cross-Site Scripting – Why Is It A Serious Security Threat For Big Data Applications?

Security Threat And Big Data Applications IBM, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft – and the list goes on. All these leading IT enterprises have been affected by Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks in the past. Cross-Site Scripting ranks third in the list of top-10 web application vulnerabilities listed by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) –… Continue Reading

What’s Ahead For Predictive Analytics And Why It Matters For Businesses

What’s Ahead For Predictive Analytics And Why It Matters For Businesses

What’s Ahead For Predictive Analytics Predictive analytics is the practice of looking for patterns within systematically compiled data in order to anticipate behaviors and trends that businesses can learn from and make actionable decisions with. In many marketing and CRM circles, it’s a very popular buzz term receiving a lot of hype. Marketing and CRM… Continue Reading

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Password Challenges  Simple passwords are no longer safe to use online. John Barco, vice president of Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock, explains why it’s time the industry embraced more advanced identity-centric solutions that improve the customer experience while also providing stronger security. Since the beginning of logins, consumers have used a simple username and password to… Continue Reading

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority Research has revealed that third parties cause 63 percent of all data breaches. From HVAC contractors, to IT consultants, to supply chain analysts and beyond, the threats posed by third parties are real and growing. Deloitte, in its Global Survey 2016 of third party risk, reported… Continue Reading

Is 3D Printing The Technological Advancement In Bionic Prosthetics We’ve Wanted All Along?

Is 3D Printing The Technological Advancement In Bionic Prosthetics We’ve Wanted All Along?

3D Printing Bionic Prosthetics The field of bionic prosthetics is a hot topic in the healthcare industry that has seen a rapid increase in attention and awareness over the past few decades. It is a bold solution to the long-standing problem of improving the quality of life for amputees. Whether through an unfortunate accident at… Continue Reading

How To Humanize Your Data (And Why You Need To)

How To Humanize Your Data (And Why You Need To)

How To Humanize Your Data The modern enterprise is digital. It relies on accurate and timely data to support the information and process needs of its workforce and its customers. However, data suffers from a likability crisis. It’s as essential to us as oxygen, but because we don’t see it, we take it for granted.… Continue Reading

5 Ways Cloud Computing Is Having an Impact on The Energy Sector

5 Ways Cloud Computing Is Having an Impact on The Energy Sector

Cloud Computing Energy Sector We’ve discussed here in the past how cleantech (a blanket term that includes technologies that affect recycling, renewable energy, transportation, and others) is moving energy efficiency into the cloud, and how there are many very well-known technology brands dipping their toes into this arena, most notably well-known brands Apple and Facebook… Continue Reading

How Far Away Are We? Hyundai’s ‘Iron Man’ Suit

How Far Away Are We? Hyundai’s ‘Iron Man’ Suit

Hyundai’s ‘Iron Man’ Suit There’s a fine line between cinematic tech and real world applications, and treading that line is South Korea-based Hyundai with an Iron Man-like suit it revealed on its website last month. The article displayed several photos and scarce information about the exoskeleton, making several comparisons of the prototype to the Marvel… Continue Reading