The Evolution of Big Data Security Analytics Technology

Solutions will evolve along a continuum over time

In late 2012, ESG published a research report titled, "The Intersection Between Big Data and Security Anaytics." This research resulted from an in-depth survey of 257 security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e. more than 1,000 employees). I believe the most profound data point from this project was that security analytics requirements are already considered "big data" at 44% of enterprise organizations today, while another 44% of enterprise organizations believe that the collection, processing, and analysis of cybersecurity events, logs, packets, etc. will be considered "big data" within the next 2 years. So there is clearly demand for big data security analytics solutions. Is the supply side ready to meet this demand? To answer this critical question, ESG published a Market Landscape Report earlier this year titled, "The Evolution of Big Data Security Analytics Technology." This report looks at enterprise requirements driving the need for big data security analytics, clarifies the term "big data security analytics," and then examines the technology solutions available. Finally, the report looks at how big data security analytics solutions will evolve over time. I'm pleased to announce that this Market Landscape Report is being offered on a complementary basis on the ESG website ( Feel free to download it and share it with your friends. Any and all feedback is most welcome as this is a topic that I continue to focus on.

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