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April 3, 2019

SOAPA Video with Devo (Part 1)

Jon Oltsik
Distinguished Analyst & ESG Fellow

Market Topics


Whip it good–as old friend Dimitri Vlachos from Devo stopped by the ESG video studio to kick off our 2019 SOAPA video series. If you are unfamiliar with Devo, the company describes itself as follows:

Devo delivers real-time operational and business insights from analytics on streaming and historical data to operations, IT, security, and business teams at the world’s largest organizations.

Devo is the first company I’ve interviewed that approaches SOAPA as a 100% cloud-based SaaS offering. As such, my discussion with Dimitri examines:

  1. The benefits of a cloud-based security analytics architecture. Dimitri describes how Devo can use cloud computing scale to throw processing, network, and storage resources at what has become a true big data application.
  2. The data elements. The cloud offers some unique attributes for data pipelining. Dimitri describes how Devo ingests and processes streaming and batch data at scale. He also reports that Devo customers tend to store and retain much larger amounts of data and query this data in unique ways over time.
  3. Data privacy. This has been a bugaboo about cloud-based security analytics forever, but Devo seems to be overcoming some of the major objections. The company can store security data in-country, encrypt it from end-to-end, allow customers to do their own key management, and store the data in its secure multi-client cloud.

I’m really intrigued by the cloud-based security analytics model and will be doing some research to assess how the market is reacting later this year. Be sure to also watch part 2 of my SOAPA discussion with Dimitri from Devo.

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