Jonah Kowall

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Jonah Kowall
Research Vice President
2 years with Gartner
18 years IT industry

Jonah Kowall is a research Vice President in Gartner's IT Operations Research group. He focuses on application performance monitoring (APM), event correlation and analysis (ECA), network management systems (NMS), network performance management (NPM), network configuration and change management (NCCM), and general system and infrastructure monitoring technologies. Read Full Bio

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Getting value from unstructured data in Operations

by Jonah Kowall  |  April 19, 2011  |  1 Comment

Much of the unstructured data we collect from our infrastructure components has limited value.  It’s often used to understand threats against our organizations in common SIEM type tools.  Yet another set of technologies have evolved in the business intelligence space, as well as the web analytics space to make sense of this type of data.  These tools started off being simplistic log analysis tools, but have evolved into full featured analysis platforms with an understanding of behavioral patterns.

This technology has started to be applied to operations, in assisting with the triage of production issues.  There is a lack of research in this area, I’ve been working on defining a coverage area here at Gartner to address this gap.  There are many vendors which have evolved to create value from these unstructured data sets.   Look for the first part of my upcoming research to be published soon defining this area, and upcoming research based on your interest.

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  • 1 Ken   April 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I head up product marketing here at MarkLogic. Our flagship product is a purpose-built database for unstructured information. Would love to better understand your research as well as have an opportunity to update you on the company and some of the challenges we are helping them address. Thanks.

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