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Latest LogLogic Patent Takes IT Data Management to New Level

The concept behind the patent is far from modest, however, and its potential impact is huge

We call ourselves the IT Data Management company, but our latest patent takes our tagline to a whole new level.  Patent number 7,925,678, recently granted to LogLogic by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is modestly titled "Customized reporting and mining of event data."  The concept behind the patent is far from modest, however, and its potential impact is huge.

The patent focuses on the normalization of data, which is much broader and more useful than security management, and it really takes us into data management.  By normalizing data, i.e., by deconstructing all data and reducing it to its core elements, we're able to do a much deeper analysis than allowed by the simple indexing and search functions…these are actually the specific focus of other companies in the industry, and while we wish them well, more is possible when you step beyond indexing and search.

In brief, the patent describes a system for collecting data from a distributed system, an IT data management system for example, storing and indexing the data, and storing the aggregate data so users can retrieve and report on it efficiently.  This system completely eliminates the need for a relational database system, with its typically high overhead.

Our new patent represents a fundamental architectural shift in the field of data management, as enterprises can now report on everything in the network - every device, every application, every resource - with one system.  Our customers are dealing with Big Data, and our latest technology has just made that job a lot easier by making our solutions more powerful, and at the same time flexible and easy to use.

You can find the full text of the patent at http://bit.ly/ll-dm-patent.

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Bill Roth is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like BEA, Sun, Morgan Stanley, and EBay Enterprise. He was recently named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers.