Sqrrl is the creator of Sqrrl Enterprise, which is an intelligence platform that enables organizations to target, hunt, and disrupt advanced cyber threats.
Sqrrl Enterprise unifies several Big Data approaches into a single platform, including Hadoop, linked data analysis, machine learning, Data-Centric Security, and advanced visualization. Sqrrl Enterprise excels in use cases such as advanced data breaches resulting from cyber-espionage, insider misuse, and other types of hard-to-detect attacks.
At the foundation of Sqrrl Enterprise is Apache Accumulo, which is a database project that is closely tied to Sqrrl’s history.
Development of Accumulo began in 2008, when the National Security Agency (NSA) began searching for a new data store that could meet its growing data challenges. No database solution existed at the time that met these requirements, so NSA decided to build a solution of scratch (with some help from Google’s BigTable paper). NSA called this new data store Accumulo.
Today Accumulo is used throughout the Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community and by various companies. In late 2011 NSA open sourced Accumulo, and in the spring of 2012 Accumulo become a top-level project at the Apache Foundation.
In the summer of 2012 a group of the core creators, committers, and contributors to the Accumulo project co-founded Sqrrl. Sqrrl Enterprise builds upon a base of Accumulo and has combined it with various other Big Data tools and technologies to create the most secure platform for integrating, exploring, and analyzing the links in disparate datasets.