Cloud-based big data platform analyzes massive amounts of data and strengthens proactive and predictive security services to the federal and state government using Hadoop
MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop® that integrates web-scale enterprise storage and real-time database capabilities, today announced that Macquarie Telecom, Australia’s leading managed hosting and business-only telecommunications company, has deployed the MapR data platform.
Macquarie Telecom’s Government Division today secures telecommunications for 42% of government agencies in Australia. The company provides government employees with a secure Internet gateway, so they can safely access external public websites, downloads, and email services. As it is providing services to the government, Macquarie Telecom is by contract required to provide its clients with a specific level of service. Macquarie Telecom monitors hundreds of systems providing logs and disparate data set in multiple formats–about a billion events every day.
“With the growing complexity of the digital threat landscape and the development of SaaS and cloud services, Macquarie Telecom must secure and analyze an exponentially growing amount of data, as well as predict increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks,” commented Aidan Tudehope, managing director of Macquarie Hosting Group at Macquarie Telecom. “Big data analytics in a hybrid cloud services model is the next big thing in complex security environments such as those of governments. We needed a comprehensive platform that is able to analyze data in the cloud and most importantly in real-time, which is what MapR is providing us with today. We considered several distributions of Hadoop, and chose the MapR Distribution as best for our needs.”
“Macquarie Telecom will be collecting massive amounts of data and we are delighted to be partnering with them to build the system they need to enhance the federal and state governments’ security through powerful data analytics and predictive security services, and through a platform available in the cloud. Together we can enable the government to be more responsive and effective in terms of security,” said Justin Bock, regional manager for ANZ, MapR Technologies.
Macquarie Telecom is already seeing great benefits from the implementation of this new data analytics platform. MapR helped improve Macquarie’s reports’ performance, timeliness, accuracy and security – reports that used to take 14 days are now taking only 2 hours.
About Macquarie Telecom
Macquarie Telecom (ASZ: MAQ), Australia’s number one managed hosting, cloud and business-only telecommunications company.