With the end objective of utilizing big data to provide useful information, AlphaSix partners with visualization vendors to enable analysts to gain visual insights from data analysis. “We utilize the capabilities of these tools to present useful information while creating simple data visualization dashboards,” cites Moore. The company also incorporates Apache Spark, which is a processing engine built around speed, ease of use, and analytics. Using the power of Spark, AlphaSix aims to provide previously disjoint big data development capabilities—SQL processing, machine learning, and streaming, within a unified framework. “We are also helping customers use Hadoop ecosystem tools like Hive and Drill. We are able to utilize various big data technologies in conjunction with Hadoop for analysts to perform queries with ease,” adds Moore.
AlphaSix’s framework combines all the technological advancements of Hadoop with state-of-the-art visualization tools which can then be applied to numerous domain areas like cyber security and fraud detection. Today, cybersecurity is the concern of every customer and Moore believes that big data technologies provide the means to improve the monitoring and detection capabilities of organization’s existing tools against external and insider threats.
We apply the technologies of machine learning and visualization within the big data framework to help gain more significant insights from security relevant data at both scale and speed
The company’s framework can be implemented in multiple discrete fields comprised of vast amounts of data that currently overwhelm an organization’s analytic procedures. “Our solutions facilitate enhanced data processing in a timely manner,” says Moore. Further, the company has made investments in their laboratories allowing them to test the latest products alongside their existing partners like MapR, HP, Qlik, and Platfora. “We bring technologies like these in house and implement them in our lab to determine the best solutions for our customers use cases,” explains Moore.
Moving forward, AlphaSix intends to continue developing solutions around cyber security and fraud detection. “We are also continuing to expand our boundaries to new areas such as video surveillance alongside developing solutions for state and local government, education, and commercial markets,” concludes Moore.