Cloudera, a global provider of secure data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies, said last week it is collaborating with Intel to donate Spot to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

Apache Spot (incubating), formerly called Open Network Insight (ONI), is a community-developed open source project started by Intel that aims to increase visibility into security threats by providing advanced threat detection using big data analytics and machine learning.

By leveraging Apache Hadoop for infinite log management and data storage scale, and Apache Spark for machine learning and near real-time anomaly detection, organizations and cybersecurity application developers are unlocking new analytics functionality unmatched by previous applications, according to Cloudera.

Spot allows organizations to more effectively harness the power of this technology and data science skills in the Apache big data ecosystem for detecting unknown cyber threats.

“The proposed donation of Spot to the Apache Software Foundation marks a momentous occasion for the cybersecurity industry and the project,” said Tom Reilly, chief executive officer at Cloudera.

“The open source community is the perfect environment for Apache Spot to take a collective, peer-driven approach to fighting cybercrime,” said Ron Kasabian, vice president and general manager, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence Solutions Group at Intel Corporation. “The combined expertise of contributors will help further Apache Spot’s open data model vision and provide the grounds for collaboration on the world’s toughest and constantly evolving challenges in cybersecurity analytics,” he added.