Kevin Davis, vice president forÂ public sector atÂ Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK), has saidÂ government agencies should implement big data and analytics platforms in an effort to generate insights or âoperational intelligenceâ from machine data and facilitate the decision-making process.
Davis wrote that the collection, correlation and analysis of machine data could help organizations address security risks and issues relatedÂ to information technology operations and missions.
He also discussed the characteristics of big data and cited the capability of machine learning tools to analyze large data sets as well as address the challenges related to big data attributes.
Machine learning platforms work to help organizations âbuild models that mimic real-world scenarios and environments, create baselines of normal activities, set dynamic thresholds to account for acceptable variances, and quickly identify anomalies based on situational context, â Davis said.
He also urged agency leaders to adopt platforms designed to manage data collection, provide visualizations based on their objectives and âmake ingestion easy without requiring explicit normalization.â