PNDA provides scalable and reactive network analytics

Tony Mattke looks at what he saw from PNDA. This is a project from the Linux Foundation, recently open sourced by Cisco. It serves as a platform for network analytics across data centers. PNDA sees this as vital for organizations with large volume high velocity data, something they see as vital for areas like the Internet of Things. Tony was really impressed by PNDA’s data assurance as well, which allows you to make sure everything is received and processed on every step of the data’s path across the network. Overall, Tony found PNDA further evidence that open source networking is alive and well!

3 Linux Foundation networking projects that your business needs to know

The Linux Foundation is home to a lot of interesting projects. A lot of these are projects started by private companies, but moved over to the Linux Foundation to help foster a more active community and development. Keith Townsend runs down three interesting ones for IT architecture. One that he saw at Networking Field Day last week was PNDA, which is a big data analytics project that came originally from Cisco. PNDA is designed to work across data centers, a scale out approach to big data. The Data Plane Development Kit came out of Intel, and helps improve networking performance on commodity hardware. Finally, he introduces Open vSwitch, which came from VMware by way of Nicira.

Short Take – The Present Future of the Net

Tom Hollingsworth wrote up some quick thoughts from Networking Field Day. He saw Intel really pushing their 5G LTE wireless successor. PNDA really impressed Tom with their potential to change networking data analytics. Finally, VMware talked about the transition from traditional networking to one defined by microservices and application layer intelligence over dinner. Overall, sounds like Tom has a lot of food for thought!

Networking Field Day 15 Preview

Networking Field Day started today, and John Welsh is in attendance. He wrote up a preview post looking at all the different presenting companies. Before you check out the live stream throughout the event, it’s well worth the read to get a better handle of what to expect from them.

Presenting Vendor Preview: PNDA

Brandon Carroll gives us another preview of a presentation from Networking Field Day this week. This time he’s looking at PNDA. Sadly this is not an evolution on the personal digital assistant. Instead, it’s an open source scalable analytics platform, which is probably a lot more useful.