Features & Benefits

Instead of gathering DNS data at the network layer by intercepting or mirroring traffic, one aggregated stream of data can be fed directly to big data platforms.
N2 Big Data Connector Diagram
N2 Big Data Connector can gather data from Vantio CacheServe and compress it at the edge of the network for efficient bandwidth usage; data can be compressed up to 80 percent. DNS data is then transported using a resilient, highly scalable, publish/subscribe system that leverages industry standard Apache Kafka. The data is aggregated and converted from the Nominum bandwidth-efficient binary format into a JSON format that can easily be stored in big data systems such as Hadoop or Splunk. Data is continuously updated via an ETL process into big data systems.