Data isn’t hard. You don’t need a PhD in Data Science to understand big data. I spent years running reporting services in the finance industry.
The truth? We don’t want to give data to you.
A few reasons:
- The tools to view, query, and sort large data sets are not made for you. They are made for programmers. If we give you a data set with 10 million records, what are you going to do with it? (Hint: It will probably mean more work for us.)
- We don’t trust you to draw the correct conclusions from the data. This may be because the data is not “clean.” Maybe we haven’t done as good a job as we should have in storing data. Maybe we want you to NEED us to provide you with answers.
- Once you have the data, we don’t know what you might do with it; how you might try to use it; with whom you might (intentionally or unintentionally) share it; or, how you might corrupt it.
Exponam .BIGTM files make data sets portable, secure, and tamper-proof.
The Exponam ExplorerTM makes filtering and sorting data easy and fast. No need to ask your IT group to run queries for you. You don’t need to wait for someone to create custom reports.
We architected Exponam .BIG files to be the most secure data files on the market. (See Free Your Data for more on security.)
It’s your data. Download. Share. Explore.
Find out more. Visit www.exponam.com
We say YES! WE! CAN!
Visualization tools and summary reports are great. But sometimes, WE WANT THE DATA!
We created .BIG™ files so we could download millions or even 100s of millions of records easily, quickly, and securely.
The Exponam Explorer™ empowers us to view, filter, and sort .BIG files instantly. We can find data and transfer it seamlessly to MS Excel.
Try it yourself! Download the Exponam Explorer. It comes pre-installed with sample .BIG files. And then, tell your IT team that you want to download your own data with .BIG files.
A summary of .big data security.
At Exponam, we know the value of data. We know that is why you keep it secured in databases, accessed only through authorized reports and Business Intelligence tools. We also know the wasted time and missed opportunities that result when your users, partners, and clients cannot access detailed data.
We created .BIG™ data files to enable easy sharing and exploring of data – big and small. But security was always our primary concern. Our files are architected to be the most impenetrable data vehicles on the market.
Passwords: .BIG files may be password-protected. The password is protected with SHA256 and a randomly generated salt for each file. SHA256 is a National Security Agency (NSA) Type 3 encryption product endorsed by NIST and published as the FIPS 180-2 specification. To thwart brute-force attacks, the Exponam ExplorerTM enforces a three password attempt limit, with exponential back-off between attempts. Not enough? We also support multi-factor authentication.
Data: Data in .BIG files is protected using AES-256. AES-256 is widely used for securing data and communications, is endorsed by the NSA in its Suite B cryptographic algorithms, and is published as the FIPS 197 specification.
File Provenance: Every .BIG file is preserved through a sequence of steps that leads to the generation of that file. Exponam stamps a publisher’s identity into every publisher’s encrypted license file. The publisher name is applied to each .BIG file generated, and is tamper-proof through the file generation process. When viewing a .BIG file, a user can be confident that the publisher is genuine, the file properties are accurate, and the data is unaltered.
Want to know more? Go on, ask us.