Kentik Detect™ is the only big data platform architected from the ground up for real-time network traffic intelligence. Whether you’re running a service provider, operating a Web enterprise, or managing a digital line of business, the network is mission-critical. Kentik Detect makes it fast and easy to understand what’s happening, and to operate and defend your network based on detailed, up-to-the-second information.
|Category||Network Performance Management|
|Applicable Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financials, Government & Education, Healthcare, Retail, Telecom Service Providers and Oil and gas / energy industry|
|Relevancy to APM/NPM||
Kentik provides the only fast, scalable, real-time platform for understanding what’s happening on your network — across operations, performance, security, and ultimately the business itself.
|Key Product Functions||Cloud services monitoring across public, private, and hybrid clouds, Network - Automated service scaling, load-balancing and remediation, Network - Protocol Analytics, Network - Real-time network and SLA monitoring and Network - SDN analytics|
Although SDN and NFV technologies dramatically simplify provisioning, they can make it more difficult to observe how traffic is impacting the infrastructure. Scalable visibility and detection from Kentik are key components of network automation.
|Solution Packaging||as-a-Service (in the cloud) and on-premises HW appliance|
Kentik’s pricing model is an annual subscription based primarily on the number of data sources monitored, and secondarily on the data volume from each source.
|Number of Customers||Over 130 enterprise and service provider customers|
|Key Technology Partners||https://www.kentik.com/partners/|
|Monitored Application Protocols||
Flow, BGP, geolocation, network performance measurements (latency / loss) and business metadata (usernames, service names, department names / locations, etc.)
|Monitoring Standards Supported||
NetFlow, sFlow, J-Flow, IPFIX, BGP, and performance metrics
|Cloud Integration (Private, Public, Hybrid)||
Kentik’s platform is infrastructure agnostic, and can accept flow data from physical or virtual routers and switches, from commodity hardware sensors connected to taps or packet brokers, or from agents running directly on application servers / VMs.
Kentik’s kprobe agent can run inside individual containers, or on the container parent host to collect traffic metadata in / out of each container. Going forward, we’ll also be able to tag traffic flows with container data (process ID, name, etc).
|Analytics/Machine Learning Capabilities||
Kentik’s platform is built on top of a custom, distributed column-store database technology modeled after Google’s Dremel / BigQuery. The platform retains all raw traffic data at it’s original granularity, augmented with additional details (routing, geolocation, business metadata) and converted on-the-fly to query output and dashboards. In parallel, a stream processing engine continuously compares current traffic metrics to historical baselines for proactive alerting and anomaly detection.
Kentik has current production deployments handling 10,000+ flow sources, millions of flows/sec, and tens of concurrent users (per customer) in both public SaaS and private on-premise delivery models.