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Styx being reborn – SQL Netflow Collector

Okay, after my last post about whether I should get back to rebuilding my netflow collector, Styx….. I finally made a decision.  I’m going to push on.

The main reason is because there really isn’t anything out there to give you the data you want.  Yes, there are some really great products out there, but you are limited to the graphs and data exports that the programming company *want* you to see.

Styx is different.  Yes, it will have the same kind of graphs, but puts you back in the driver’s seat.  The way I see it….. if you are saavy enough to know that you need netflow data, then you are competent enough to know what data you want to see.

Styx has an OLAP engine that will allow you to drill-down to see the data you need.  You can do all the “data-mining” you want.  Of course, I’m still building it, so it’s more like a fantasy than real life… but it IS in progress:  http://styx.javaforge.com

It’s built on SQL, so you can use your favorite reporting package.  Of course, on high-traffic networks, you could be analyzing millions of records, so to be efficient is a major challenge.  But, one that I’m willing to overcome.

Thanks to everyone for your comments on my previous post, as well as, the many emails I received.  I appreciate your feedback, advice, and confidence in me.

Once this package is available to use, I would love to have your help in letting me know what’s most important to you.

Until then, I will continue coding……. java-style!!


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