VIDEO: Akamai CSO Andy Ellis Talks CDN Security
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Akamai uses a number of different Big Data type back-ends to help deliver security analytics. One of them was built by Akamai on its own, as a real-time telemetry monitoring system that leverages the company's home-grown Query database.
"It's a distributed write, centralized read database," Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer at Akamai explained. "What it really lets us do is, each server can continuously write data in, then the aggregation nodes will prune out data and it gives us real time visibility into what's going on around our network."