This week’s topic is real-time streaming analytics for network monitoring, specifically performance and security. The industry has gradually evolved from network performance monitoring based on a large amount of historical data displayed on charts to a model that performs Network Behavior Analysis (NBA) on real-time streaming data. With the vast amount of data in the network, the trick to perform real-time streaming analytics is the conversion of raw network data into metadata. This summary data can then be absorbed and understood by different analytic models in real-time. Today these models include comparative rule engines and machine learning.