New tool from Oracle for monitoring high level traffic and BGP transitions on the Internet – Oracle Internet Intelligence Map
Oracle’s Internet Intelligence team is dedicated to reporting and covering issues such as country-level connectivity statistics, transit shifts, and security threats that impact the performance of the global internet.
Oracle’s Dyn division is a managed DNS service and well known to most of us. In 2014 they acquired Renesys for DDOS filtering and so they have a good network of ~ 350 sensors and mitigation locations. They have the data and lets see what they can do with it:
I can’t see how this is useful for network engineers though. Its limited to country level and I can’t even search by country, I can only see countries that are presenting problems and there is no historical data. I can’t select provider or prefix.
I can select just a handful of reports that are quite limited in usefulness compared to other tools that exist already.
The reports look good but the available data isn’t much use. Country level data doesn’t help me with my networking problems.
In my view, the Internet Intelligence is a very limited working demo for Oracle Dyn products and what it could deliver for customers with its software. Knowing about countries getting cut off might be useful for a nightly news program but not for people who run real networks.
I’m not planing to use Internet Intelligence on a regular basis and then pitching the boss to sign up for a full plan to get the rest of the features. I’m more likely to use other existing tools that help me with my day to day. Hopefully Oracle Dyn can progress the project to offer some useful data for network operators who then might be attracted to Oracle Cloud.
Link: Internet Intelligence Blog – Oracle
You can search by ASN : https://map.internetintel.oracle.com/?root=transit-provider&asn=174