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Active Broadband combos with Pentaho

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 2:52pm
Brian Santo

Operational support systems (OSS) specialist Active Broadband Networks said it has integrated Pentaho Big Data Analytics with its Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM).

The combination is intended to provide network operators with a suite of tools for analyzing the massive volume of stream data collected by the DBSM from network elements in broadband access networks.

The DBSM uses streaming protocols including IPDR, Radius accounting and IPFIX/NetFLow to collect network, service and subscriber usage data, which is processed and stored in a Cassandra NoSQL Big Data database.

Network operations personnel run reports against this data for day-to-day network performance monitoring, while network engineers and product managers can analyze the data for capacity and service planning. Pentaho simplifies Big Data management, reporting and analytics with integrated support for Cassandra and a suite of intuitive, easy-to-use business analytics and data integration tools, Active Broadband explained.

“We needed a business intelligence solution that integrated with our Big Data storage system so our customers could easily analyze and generate reports against the massive volumes of data we collect,” said Chris Gunner, chief technology officer of Active Broadband Networks. “We chose Pentaho, a leading-edge provider of open-source solutions for Big Data business analytics, because of its ease of use; intuitive and powerful report designer; and Pentaho’s ability to integrate, manipulate and enrich data during the analytics process.”

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