Linux And PNDA
Linux And PNDA: The Linux Foundation on Tuesday added PNDA — the Platform for Network Data Analytics — to its project menagerie. PNDA provides an open source, scalable platform for next-generation network analytics. It integrates data from multiple sources on a network and works with Apache Spark to crunch the numbers in order to find useful patterns in the data more effectively. Early PNDA supporters include Cisco, Deepfield, FRINX, Intersec, Moogsoft, NGENA, Ontology, OpenDataSoft and Tupl. The Linux Foundation hopes that bringing this project under its purview — which gives it greater exposure to open source communities — will accelerate its features growth.
PNDA’s chief goal is to remove complexity by integrating, scaling and managing a rich set of open data processing technologies. The result is an end-to-end platform for deploying analytics applications and services, according to the Linux Foundation. “The adoption of open source software has transformed the networking industry by reducing technology fragmentation and increasing user adoption,” he said. PNDA’s initial release enables end-to-end platform provisioning and management, along with application packaging and deployment. The platform’s initial functionality makes it an easy way to monitor OpenStack implementations. PNDA fills an industry gap for an open analytics platform. Previously, the choices were limited to purchasing proprietary solutions or investing in custom development of siloed data processing pipelines for each application based on open source component software, Cisco’s Evans told LinuxInsider.