Communitive Monoid – Abelian group – Abstract algebra
by Security Dude
Avi Bryant stopped by to explain Abelian group or Commutative group which is described on Wikipedia as a group in which the result of applying the group operation to two group elements does not depend on their order. He spoke about StatsD github code, Twitters Algebird and recommended the Mining Massive DataSets book.
I have used some really primitive tools (grep, awk) and hacky code to rip thru firewall logs, IDS logs and DNS logs. I have imagined what OS and binaries would look like hashed with MD5 or memory dumps hashed all searchable.
Todays talk gave me better ideas to handle larger amounts of data and for querying that data for the Bigsnarf project.