Dell today signaled its intention to compete more aggressively in the IT data analytics space with an upgrade to Dell InTrust data repository that adds a new interactive search capability.
Jessica Morrison, Dell product marketing manager for InTrust, says that as a much lower-cost alternative to data analytic platforms such as Splunk, Dell InTrust software can be set up in less than 10 minutes.
Regardless of size, Morrison says every IT organization now needs to find a way to cope with compliance mandates that require them to be able to produce logs associated with specific system events. The new search capability in Dell InTrust makes it possible to sort through as much as 10TB of data that has been compressed by a ratio of 20 to one, says Morrison.
At the same time, Morrison says IT security teams can use Dell InTrust to identify trends and anomalies through “breadcrumb investigations” into users, groups, files and events.
What differentiates Dell InTrust, says Morrison, is that it provides all those capabilities via a single user interface at a fraction of the cost of rival IT data analytics platforms.
Available on premise, Morrison says that Dell plans to make a version of Dell InTrust available in the cloud down the road.
In the meantime, IT organizations are struggling to cope with IT compliance and security and need solutions that enable them to take on those issues in a way that doesn’t necessarily break the IT bank or require a whole lot of professional services expertise to implement.